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    stroke

    stroke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stroke

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    Synonyms : cam stroke , throw
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain Definition
    (noun) a light touch Definition
    (noun) a light touch with the hands
    Synonyms : stroking
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
    Synonyms : diagonal , separatrix , slash , solidus , virgule
    Definition
    (noun) a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
    Example Sentence
    • she applied the paint in careful strokes
    Definition
    (noun) any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing Definition
    (noun) a single complete movement Definition
    (verb) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
    Example Sentence
    • He stroked his long beard
    Definition
    (verb) strike a ball with a smooth blow Definition
    (verb) row at a particular rate Definition
    (verb) treat gingerly or carefully
    Example Sentence
    • You have to stroke the boss
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