strike up (sth) Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “strike up (sth)” in the English Dictionary

"strike up (sth)" in British English

See all translations

strike up (sth)

phrasal verb with strike uk   us   /straɪk/ verb (struck, struck)
to ​start to ​play or ​sing something: When the ​applause had ​died down, a ​bandstruck up the ​nationalanthem.

strike up sth

phrasal verb with strike uk   us   /straɪk/ verb (struck, struck)
to ​start a ​relationship or ​conversation with someone: He gets really ​jealous if his ​girlfriendstrikes up a friendship with another man. It can be ​difficult to ​strike up a conversation with a ​completestranger.
(Definition of strike up (sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strike up (sth)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始演奏, 开始唱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始演奏, 開始唱…
What is the pronunciation of strike up (sth)?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More