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|present participle||striking up|
|past tense||struck up|
|past participle||struck up|
The announcer called out, "Strike up the band!"
Anna had struck up a conversation with a girl at the pool.
The bartender seemed to have already struck up a friendship with Jane.
This is the American English definition of strike up. View British English definition of strike up.
an old word for a young woman who is not married