strike up

strike up(
strayk
 
uhp
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to start)
a. entablar
Colby struck up a conversation with the man in line behind him.Colby entabló conversación con el hombre detrás de él en la cola.
b. iniciar
Juan and Eric struck up their friendship in college.Juan y Eric iniciaron su amistad en la universidad.
2. (to begin playing)
a. empezar a tocar
The band struck up their rendition of "Sweet Georgia Brown."La banda empezó a tocar su interpretación de "Sweet Georgia Brown".
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to begin playing music)
a. empezar a tocar
Everyone was sitting on the grass in front of the gazebo, waiting for the band to strike up.Todos estaban sentados en la hierba delante de la glorieta, esperando a que la banda empezara a tocar.
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strike up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (song)
a. arrancar con
2. (friendship, conversation)
a. trabar, iniciar
strike up
transitive verb
1 [+friendship, conversation] entablar; empezar
2 [+tune] atacar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+band] empezar a tocar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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