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stroke

[ strohk ]SEE DEFINITION OF stroke
  • nounaccomplishment
  • nounseizure
  • verbpat lengthwise

Synonyms for stroke

  • blow
  • achievement
  • feat
  • flourish
  • hit
  • move
  • movement
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Antonyms for stroke

  • failure
  • idleness
  • inaction
  • inactivity
  • loss
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STROKE

It would be a stroke of luck if I could stumble on one of his hiding places!

If they have to stroke 'em they do it plenty gingerly and you can see 'em shudderin' inside like.

He must have thick, flossy hair like Mimi, so that I can stroke him.

Do, some kind Christian, pump a stroke or two, just to wet my whistle.

You have not done a stroke of work all this morning; quite an unusual thing for you, George.

The whistle sounds, punctually to the stroke of six; we are off.

The toss of the antlers to meet the stroke drew the man up standing.

On Model B a Holmes rotary 7-cylinder motor of 4x4-inch bore and stroke is used.

His motives for this stroke of originality were difficult to discover.

I could not swim a stroke; and I sang out, lustily, for help.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of striking," c.1300, probably from Old English *strac, from Proto-Germanic *straikaz (cf. Middle Low German strek, German streich, Gothic striks "stroke"), related to the verb stracian (see stroke (v.)). The meaning "mark of a pen" is from 1560s; that of "a striking of a clock" is from mid-15c. Sense of "feat, achievement" (e.g. stroke of luck, 1853) first found 1670s; the meaning "single pull of an oar or single movement of machinery" is from 1731. Meaning "apoplectic seizure" is from 1590s (originally the Stroke of God's Hand). Swimming sense is from 1800.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STROKE

accent

nounstress or pitch in pronunciation
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