Stroke

  • 1 Stroke — Stroke, n. [OE. strok, strook, strak, fr. striken. See {Strike}, v. t.] 1. The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon. [1913 Webster] His hand fetcheth …

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  • 2 stroke — ► NOUN 1) an act of hitting. 2) Golf an act of hitting the ball with a club, as a unit of scoring. 3) a sound made by a striking clock. 4) an act of stroking with the hand. 5) a mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush once across paper… …

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  • 3 stroke — [strōk] n. [ME, akin to Ger streich, a stroke, OE strican: see STRIKE] 1. a striking of one thing against another; blow or impact of an ax, whip, etc. 2. a) a sudden action resulting in a powerful or destructive effect, as if from a blow [a… …

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  • 4 Stroke — Stroke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strokeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strokeing}.] [OE. stroken, straken, AS. str[=a]cian, fr. str[=i]can to go over, pass. See {Strike}, v. t., and cf. {Straggle}.] 1. To strike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ye mote with the plat… …

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  • 5 stroke — s.n. (Canotaj) Numărul de lovituri de vâslă pe minut; ritmul canotorului. [pron. strouc, scris şi stroc, pl. kuri. / < engl. stroke]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  STROKE STROC/ s. n. (canotaj) numărul de lovituri de vâslă pe …

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  • 6 stroke — [n1] accomplishment achievement, blow*, feat, flourish, hit*, move, movement; concept 706 Ant. failure, loss stroke [n2] seizure apoplexy, attack, collapse, convulsion, fit, shock; concepts 33,308 stroke [v] …

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  • 7 Stroke — Stroke, obs. imp. of {Strike}. Struck. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Stroke 9 — est un groupe de rock alternatif créé en 1989 à San Francisco. Sommaire 1 Histoire du groupe 2 Membres 3 Discographie 4 Charts …

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  • 9 stroke — index calamity, expedient, maneuver (tactic), operation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 Stroke — For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). Stroke Classification and external resources CT scan slice of the brain showing a right hemispheric ischemic stroke (left side of image). ICD 10 …

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  • 11 stroke — stroke1 S3 [strəuk US strouk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(illness)¦ 2¦(swimming/rowing)¦ 3¦(sport)¦ 4¦(pen/brush)¦ 5 at a/one stroke 6 on the stroke of seven/nine etc 7 stroke of luck/fortune 8 stroke of genius/inspiration etc 9¦(hit) …

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  • 12 stroke — stroke1 /strohk/, n., v., stroked, stroking. n. 1. the act or an instance of striking, as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; a blow. 2. a hitting of or upon anything. 3. a striking of a clapper or hammer, as on a bell. 4. the sound produced by …

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  • 13 stroke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of a brush, pen, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ broad (often figurative), thick ▪ I will outline in broad strokes our main ideas. ▪ …

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  • 14 stroke — n. apoplexy 1) to have, suffer a stroke 2) an apoplectic; crippling, massive, severe; slight stroke movement, series of movements 3) (tennis) a backhand; forehand stroke 4) (swimming) a backstroke; breast; butterfly stroke; sidestroke sound of… …

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  • 15 stroke — 1 noun (C) 1 ILLNESS an occasion when a blood tube in your brain suddenly bursts or is blocked: He was paralyzed by a severe stroke | have/suffer a stroke: I m afraid your aunt has had a slight stroke. 2 SWIMMING/ROWING a) one of a set of… …

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  • 16 stroke */*/ — I UK [strəʊk] / US [stroʊk] noun Word forms stroke : singular stroke plural strokes 1) a medical condition in which blood is suddenly blocked and cannot reach the brain, or in which a blood vessel in the brain breaks, often causing a loss of the… …

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  • 17 stroke — stroke1 [ strouk ] noun count ** ▸ 1 medical condition ▸ 2 unexpected event ▸ 3 a hit with hand/object ▸ 4 in swimming/rowing ▸ 5 when lightning hits something ▸ 6 hour sound of clocks ▸ 7 single pen/brush mark ▸ 8 hand movement ▸ 9 slash mark… …

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  • 18 stroke — n. & v. n. 1 the act or an instance of striking; a blow or hit (with a single stroke; a stroke of lightning). 2 a sudden disabling attack or loss of consciousness caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain, esp. through… …

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  • 19 stroke — [[t]stro͟ʊk[/t]] ♦♦♦ strokes, stroking, stroked 1) VERB If you stroke someone or something, you move your hand slowly and gently over them. [V n] Carla, curled up on the sofa, was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat... [V n] She walked… …

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  • 20 stroke — The distance the piston moves when travelling from bottom dead center (BDC) to top dead center (TDC) or vice versa. [2] To modify the stroke of an engine by using a different crankshaft to increase or (rarely) reduce the displacement. See… …

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