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Praise and honour received for an achievement
The mechanics of a movement
“Every gesture, every stroke, every movement should be accepted by the system, with nuanced response.”
A thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement
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Plural for a blow, knock, or hit
“Shogun Lodge, his sword in one hand, countered the stroke of the heavy iron sword with an upward movement.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a method of striking the ball in sports or games
“Last Saturday an 18 hole stroke event was played in three grades.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for an act of stroking, especially with affection
“She gave her dog a stroke on its head.”
Plural for 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.”
Bits or detail
“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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