strike up a conversation

idiom

: to enter into a conversation
I tried to strike up a conversation, but didn't have much luck.
often + with
She often strikes up conversations with strangers.

Examples of strike up a conversation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Great art seeks to strike up a conversation, but these new songs seem desperate to do anything but make people talk about them. Barry Levitt, Rolling Stone, 27 May 2023 Try renting a booth at a coworking space or head to the local coffee shop, and don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation. Julie Ball, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Ask our space team reporter Emre Kelly questions and strike up a conversation. Annette Jones, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2021 The boy didn’t strike up a conversation and was indifferent to Nancy’s questions. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 For a third time, take action and don’t be scared to strike up a conversation. Jason Hennessey, Rolling Stone, 26 Oct. 2022 Later, Dani and Flora strike up a conversation at the gravesite of the young child's parents. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, 23 Sep. 2020 Situated near the Enfield/East Windsor line on 1658 King St., The Yarde Tavern has become a popular destination over the last decade for locals looking to grab a pint and strike up a conversation. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 5 Jan. 2023 Here's a cool way to strike up a conversation with your guests: a handmade serving tray. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 30 Sep. 2022

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“Strike up a conversation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20up%20a%20conversation. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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