Meaning of “strike up something” in the English Dictionary

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strike up something

phrasal verb with strike us /strɑɪk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /strʌk/

(START FRIENDSHIP)

to create or establish a relationship or conversation with someone:

She struck up a relationship with an artist soon after she arrived in Paris.

strike up (something)

phrasal verb with strike us /strɑɪk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /strʌk/

(START MUSIC)

to start to play music:

The band struck up a medley of Cole Porter tunes.

(Definition of “strike up something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)