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  • a single complete movement
  • any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
  • a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
    • she applied the paint in careful strokes
  • a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  • 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
  • the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
  • (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
    • Nicklaus won by three strokes
  • a light touch with the hands
  • a light touch
  • a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  • (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
  • treat gingerly or carefully
    • You have to stroke the boss
  • row at a particular rate
  • strike a ball with a smooth blow
  • touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
    • He stroked his long beard
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