stroke
1. [ verb ] touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
Synonyms: fondle
Examples:

"He stroked his long beard"

Related terms: caress lap caressing
2. [ noun ] (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
Synonyms: shot
Examples:

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot require good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

Related terms: maneuver golf_stroke carom masse miscue break cut swipe tennis_stroke baseball_swing follow-through sport
3. [ noun ] (transportation) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
Synonyms: cam_stroke throw
Related terms: movement outstroke instroke
4. [ noun ] a light touch with the hands
Synonyms: stroking
Related terms: touch feeling caress
5. [ verb ] (military) strike a ball with a smooth blow
Related terms: strike
6. [ noun ] (medicine) a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
Synonyms: cerebrovascular_accident CVA apoplexy
Related terms: seizure attack ischaemic_stroke haemorrhagic_stroke cerebral_hemorrhage
7. [ noun ] a light touch
Related terms: touch
8. [ verb ] treat gingerly or carefully
Examples:

"You have to stroke the boss"

Related terms: flatter
9. [ noun ] a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
Related terms: mark underscore upstroke downstroke
10. [ noun ] (sport) any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
Related terms: locomotion swimming_stroke
11. [ verb ] (nautical,games,transportation) be or act as the stroke
Related terms: play row
12. [ noun ] (work) the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
Related terms: oarsman
13. [ noun ] a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
Synonyms: slash virgule diagonal separatrix solidus
Related terms: punctuation
14. [ noun ] a single complete movement
Related terms: motion blow bow beat
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