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|present participle||striking up|
|past tense||struck up|
|past participle||struck up|
We could hear the band striking up the bridal march.
The musicians struck up and people began to dance.
They struck up with Happy Birthday to You.
The announcer called out, 'Strike up the band!'
The barman seemed to have already struck up a friendship with Jane.
Anna had struck up a conversation with a girl at the pool.
This is the British English definition of strike up. View American English definition of strike up.