strike up

Definitions of strike up
  1. verb
    start playing
    “The musicians struck up a tune”
    synonyms: sound off
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    type of:
    play
    play on an instrument
  2. verb
    begin
    strike up a conversation”
    strike up a friendship”
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    type of:
    initiate, pioneer
    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
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