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stroke

 
Noun stroke has 10 senses
  1. stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "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"
    --1 is a kind of maneuver, manoeuvre, play
    --1 has parts: follow-through
    --1 has particulars:
     break; carom, cannon; masse, masse shot; miscue; cut, undercut; swipe; tennis stroke, tennis shot; baseball swing, swing, cut; golf stroke, golf shot, swing
    Derived form: verb stroke2
  2. throw, stroke, cam stroke - the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    --2 is a kind of movement, motion
    --2 has particulars: instroke; outstroke
  3. stroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
    --3 is a kind of attack
    --3 has parts: cerebral hemorrhage
    --3 has particulars:
     ischemic stroke, ischaemic stroke; hemorrhagic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke
  4. stroke - a light touch
    --4 is a kind of
    touch, touching
    Derived form: verb stroke1
  5. stroke, stroking - a light touch with the hands
    --5 is a kind of touch, touching
    --5 has particulars: caress
    Derived form: verb stroke1
  6. stroke - the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
    --6 is a kind of
    oarsman, rower
    Derived form: verb stroke3
  7. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
    --7 is a kind of punctuation, punctuation mark
  8. stroke - a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
    --8 is a kind of
    mark, print
    --8 has particulars: downstroke; upstroke; underscore, underline
  9. stroke - any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
    --9 is a kind of
    locomotion, travel
    --9 has particulars: swimming stroke
  10. stroke - a single complete movement
    --10 is a kind of
    motion, movement, move, motility
    --10 has particulars: beat; bow; blow
Verb stroke has 4 senses
  1. stroke, fondle - touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
    --1 is one way to caress
    Derived forms: noun stroke5, noun stroke4, noun stroking1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. stroke - strike a ball with a smooth blow
    --2 is one way to
    strike, hit
    Derived form: noun stroke1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. stroke - row at a particular rate
    --3 is one way to
    row
    Derived form: noun stroke6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. stroke - treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
    --4 is one way to
    flatter, blandish
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot stroke Sue
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