stroke

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
stroke

Plural
strokes

  1. A stroke is when blood stops coming into your brain.
    I had a stroke after running so hard.
  2. A stroke is an action of hitting something lightly.
  3. A stroke is the person who sets the speed in a rowing crew.
    After years of training he was made stroke in the Oxford University crew.
  4. A stroke is something that happens without warning.
    She had a stroke of good luck playing cards and won 20 dollars.

Verb[change]

Plain form
stroke

Third-person singular
strokes

Past tense
stroked

Past participle
stroked

Present participle
stroking

  1. If you stroke something, you touch something with the hand, and move your hand gently up it.
    She stroked his hair lovingly.