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English verb: strike up

1. strike up (creation) start playing


SamplesThe musicians struck up a tune.


Synonymssound off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorymusic, music, music

2. strike up (creation) begin


SamplesStrike up a conversation.
Strike up a friendship.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer









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