- 1. stroke, shot, maneuver, manoeuvre, play
- usage: (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 requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
- 2. throw, stroke, cam stroke, movement, motion
- usage: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
- 3. stroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, attack
- usage: a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
- 4. stroke, touch, touching
- usage: a light touch
- 5. stroke, stroking, touch, touching
- usage: a light touch with the hands
- 6. stroke, score
- usage: (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes"
- 7. stroke, oarsman, rower
- usage: the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
- 8. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
- 9. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix, punctuation, punctuation mark
- usage: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
- 10. stroke, mark, print
- usage: a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
- 11. stroke, locomotion, travel
- usage: any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
- 12. stroke, motion, movement, move, motility
- usage: a single complete movement
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- 1. stroke, touch
- usage: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
- 2. stroke, strike, hit
- usage: strike a ball with a smooth blow
- 3. stroke, row
- usage: row at a particular rate
- 4. stroke, flatter, blandish
- usage: treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
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