Synonyms for stroked

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Antonyms for stroked

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He sat still, just lifting the root of his tail as you stroked him.

He stroked the cat, poked the fire, had his lunch served to him there.

Then he sat down in the big chair, taking Mary there too, and stroked her cheek.

She stroked the sleek necks of the colts and handed them bunches of grass.

She reached out a long hand toward Marion's cat and stroked it.

Kirsty stooped, and stroked and patted him as if he were the dog he seemed fain to be.

Upon this I stroked my hair: I knew quite well what she meant.

Then she put her hand up and stroked his cheek and ruffled his hair.

Calmar Bye stroked a long, thin face with a long, thin hand.

And he stroked his chin, as he blinkingly consulted the other members of the party.

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.

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