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stroke

stroke

 
 
pronunciation:
strok
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of striking.
synonyms:
blow, hit, strike
similar words:
beat, pound
definition 2: the impact, sound, rhythm, or the like created by striking.
definition 3: an occurrence, idea, or development that has a sudden, forceful impact.
a stroke of good luckHis idea was a stroke of genius.
definition 4: a single complete movement, as of part of the body or of a mechanism, or the rate or manner of such movement.
a golf strokethe stroke of an engine
definition 5: a pulse or throb, as of the heart or a motor.
synonyms:
beat, pulse, throb
definition 6: a single mark made by a writing or painting implement, or the act of making such a mark.
similar words:
slash
definition 7: a cerebral aneurysm, often causing paralysis and sometimes death.
synonyms:
apoplexy
definition 8: a single pull of a rowing oar, the pace or manner of executing this motion, or the oarsman in a rowing crew who sets the pace for rowing.
definition 9: an act or instance of touching gently, as by brushing.
similar words:
brush, caress, dab
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stroked, strokes, stroking
definition 1: to touch or brush gently with the hand or a hand-held implement.
synonyms:
brush
similar words:
caress, massage, pat, pet, rub, touch
definition 2: to put on or apply with a writing or painting implement.
The artist stroked the paint smoothly on the canvas.
similar words:
apply, paint
definition 3: to strike (a ball), esp. with a smooth motion, as in tennis or golf.
similar words:
bat, hit, swat, tap
definition 4: to set the pace, or occupy the position of pacesetter, for (a rowing crew).
synonyms:
cox
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