from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To raise (as sheet metal), in making diahes, pans, etc., by blows or pressure in a die.
  • intransitive v. to commence to play as a musician; to begin to sound, as an instrument.


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  • There was thus revealed not only the important fact that Lee was concentrating at Amelia Court House, but also a trustworthy basis for estimating his troops, so I sent word to Crook to strike up the railroad toward me, and to Merritt -- who, as I have said, had followed on the heels of the enemy -- to leave Mackenzie there and himself close in on Jettersville.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • In the case of children, I think it’s primarily the duty of parents to monitor what they are watching on television, and in my speech I even suggested that everyone would benefit if parents-heaven forbid-simply turned off the TV and tried to strike up a conversation with their kids.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Meanwhile, Wilson was to strike up the Berryville pike, carry the Berryville crossing of the Opequon, charge through the gorge or canyon on the road west of the stream, and occupy the open ground at the head of this defile.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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