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stroke

stroke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stroke

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(noun) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
Synonyms : shot
Example Sentence
  • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
  • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
  • he left me an almost impossible shot

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(noun) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
Synonyms : cam stroke , throw

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(noun) a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
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(noun) a light touch
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(noun) a light touch with the hands
Synonyms : stroking

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(noun) (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
Example Sentence
  • Nicklaus won by three strokes

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(noun) the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
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(noun) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
Synonyms : accident , chance event , fortuity
Example Sentence
  • winning the lottery was a happy accident
  • the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
  • it was due to an accident or fortuity

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(noun) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
Synonyms : diagonal , separatrix , slash , solidus , virgule

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(noun) a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
Example Sentence
  • she applied the paint in careful strokes

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(noun) any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
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(noun) a single complete movement
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(verb) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
Example Sentence
  • He stroked his long beard

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(verb) strike a ball with a smooth blow
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(verb) row at a particular rate
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(verb) treat gingerly or carefully
Example Sentence
  • You have to stroke the boss

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