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A blow, knock, or hit
“Shogun Lodge, his sword in one hand, countered the stroke of the heavy iron sword with an upward movement.”
Rupture of a blood vessel in the brain resulting in loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis and damage to speech
“He had recently suffered a small stroke.”
A method of striking the ball in sports or games
“Last Saturday an 18 hole stroke event was played in three grades.”
Each of a series of movements in which something moves out of its position and back into it
“Every gesture, every stroke, every movement should be accepted by the system, with nuanced response.”
A mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in one direction across paper or canvas
“Then with the stroke of a pencil you are disposed of.”
The sound made by a striking clock
“Erik closed the door softly behind him as he entered, but it sounded like the stroke of a clock moments before death.”
“It was a stroke of genius by the Prime Minister.”
“The budget was full of bold strokes.”
To touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
“I longed to stroke her shoulder-length reddish-tinted hair and whisper softly into her ear.”
To praise too much
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