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stroke

stroke

 
pronunciation:
strok
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of striking.
One stoke of the stick knocked the bottle off the table.
synonyms:
blow, hit, strike
similar words:
beat
definition 2: an event, idea, or happening that has a sudden, strong effect.
Meeting you on the street was a stroke of good luck.
definition 3: a single complete movement of part of the body.
I know two kinds of swimming strokes.
definition 4: a single mark made in writing or painting, or the act of making such a mark.
The artist added a few strokes of yellow to his painting.
similar words:
slash
definition 5: a sudden sickness in the brain caused by the breaking or blocking of a blood vessel. A stroke can cause parts of the body to become numb. It can also cause death.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stroked, strokes, stroking
definition: to touch or brush gently with the hand or a brush.
My mom stroked my face while I lay sick in bed.
synonyms:
brush
similar words:
caress, massage, pat, pet, rub, touch
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