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stroke

Definitions


[strəʊk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an act of hitting or striking someone or something; a blow
(e.g: he received three strokes of the cane)

- a mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in one direction across paper or canvas
(e.g: the paint had been applied in careful, regular strokes)

- an act of moving one's hand across a surface with gentle pressure
(e.g: massage the cream into your skin using light upward strokes)

- each of a series of movements in which something moves out of its position and back into it
(e.g: the ray swam with effortless strokes of its huge wings)

- a sudden disabling attack or loss of consciousness caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain, especially through thrombosis
(e.g: he was left disabled by a stroke)


Phrases:
- at a stroke
- not do a stroke of work
- on the stroke of —
- put someone off their stroke
- stroke of genius
- stroke of luck

Origin:
Old English strācian ‘caress lightly’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch streek ‘a stroke’, German streichen ‘to stroke’, also to strike. The earliest noun sense ‘blow’ is first recorded in Middle English


[strəʊk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- move one's hand with gentle pressure over (a surface), typically repeatedly; caress
(e.g: he put his hand on her hair and stroked it)

- act as the stroke of (a boat or crew)
(e.g: he stroked the coxed four to victory)

- hit or kick (a ball) smoothly and deliberately
(e.g: Markwick stroked the ball home)


Phrases:
- at a stroke
- not do a stroke of work
- on the stroke of —
- put someone off their stroke
- stroke of genius
- stroke of luck

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries




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