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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.”
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Rupture of a blood vessel in the brain resulting in loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis and damage to speech
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“He had recently suffered a small stroke.”
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A method of striking the ball in sports or games
“Last Saturday an 18 hole stroke event was played in three grades.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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An act of stroking, especially with affection
“She gave her dog a stroke on its head.”
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Each of a series of movements in which something moves out of its position and back into it
“It was a stroke of genius by the Prime Minister.”
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A light coating or quick application of something, especially paint
“The budget was full of bold strokes.”
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An general act of touching someone or something
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Heart failure
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A mark (✓) used to indicate that an item in a list or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with
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A hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports such as football, tennis, or golf
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A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
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The property of being lucky
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An unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck
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A rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck
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A long, swift curving movement
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Excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour
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A tragic event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress
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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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An act of rubbing something
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An act of tickling someone
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A recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity
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(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
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Formal or official praise or acknowledgment
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The action of endorsing someone or something
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Expression of approval
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A distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class
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To touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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“I longed to stroke her shoulder-length reddish-tinted hair and whisper softly into her ear.”
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To praise or compliment, typically excessively or insincerely
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Cater to, indulge
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Putt or drive
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(typography) To make a typeface have a thicker or heavier stroke
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To hit or attack (someone) very violently
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To make high
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To influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate
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Mix by pressing
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To move across or through a given point
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Make way through water using arms, legs
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Make or shape by cutting a hard material such as wood
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Make or become sharp or sharper
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To recompense or award someone in return for something done or given
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To mark items on a list
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To blemish, scratch, or stain with a mark
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