Actress Scarlett Johansson struck up an email relationship with the aspiring POTUS that started tongues wagging.
Lennon chose what was best for the group, and right away, he and McCartney struck up an energetic rapport.
But Wally Triplett knew both and struck up a friendship with Robinson and Doby that historic year.
Sometime between then and 1973, the two struck up a relationship that became increasingly obvious to their co-workers.
As I settled into the backseat of the cozy sedan, Frank struck up conversation.
And then, frum the other side of the ranch-house, struck up a mouth-organ.
They all returnd, and struck up with more Spriteliness than before.
The drummers now struck up, chanting at the same time to the beat of the drums.
Lecour threw himself forward and struck up the steel with his own.
For by this time the quadrille has come to an end, and a valse has struck up.
Old English strican "pass over lightly, stroke, smooth, rub," also "go, proceed" (past tense strac, past participle stricen), from Proto-Germanic *strik- (cf. Old Norse strykva "to stroke," Old Frisian strika, Middle Dutch streken, Dutch strijken "to smooth, stroke, rub," Old High German strihhan, German streichen), from PIE root *str(e)ig- "to stroke, rub, press" (see strigil).
Related to streak and stroke, and perhaps influenced in sense development by cognate Old Norse striuka. Sense of "to deal a blow" developed by early 14c.; meaning "to collide" is from mid-14c.; that of "to hit with a missile" is from late 14c. Meaning "to cancel or expunge" (as with the stroke of a pen) is attested from late 14c. An older sense is preserved in strike for "go toward."
"concentrated cessation of work by a body of employees," 1810, from verb meaning "refuse to work to force an employer to meet demands" (1768), from strike (v.). Perhaps from notion of striking or "downing" one's tools, or from sailors' practice of striking (lowering) a ship's sails as a symbol of refusal to go to sea (1768), which preserves the verb's original sense of "make level, smooth."
Baseball sense is first recorded 1841, originally meaning any contact with the ball; modern sense developed by 1890s, apparently from foul strike, which counted against the batter, and as hit came to be used for "contact with the ball" this word was left for "swing and a miss" that counts against the batter. Bowling sense attested from 1859. Meaning "sudden military attack" is attested from 1942.
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane. See illustration at dip.
A concerted refusal by employees in a particular business or industry to work. Its goal is usually to force employers to meet demands respecting wages and other working conditions.
To do the sex act, esp homosexually (1970s+ Prison)