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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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