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  • Info A stroke, sometimes referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or colloquially brain attack is the loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. more...
  • Despite suffering a stroke, he still came into the public light from time to time.
  • The girl stroked the hand which she still held in both her own. Cited from A Beautiful Possibility, by Edith Ferguson Black
  • I sat down on the floor and stroked his dear old white hair. Cited from Saxe Holm's Stories, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • She sat quite still, only stroking his hand now and then, till he spoke again. Cited from Shenac's Work at Home, by Margaret Murray Robertson
  • In these cases, the stroke goes to the player who was hit by the ball.
  • But no sound that came from his lips ever stroked life into its silver sides. Cited from The Field of Clover, by Laurence Housman
  • This is a very serious condition which can result in a stroke.
  • You seem like a man who has been stroking a winning crew. Cited from Watersprings, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • The figure raised his hands and stroked the long hair down the side of his face. Cited from More William, by Richmal Crompton
  • This gave him a seven stroke lead which he held on to for the rest of the tournament.
  • I put my hands on his face, and stroked his hair, and felt his body. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • Suddenly the young man reached out a hand and stroked her rough hair. Cited from The Portion of Labor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Due to the nature of this type of system, different forces are available at different stroke positions.
  • We were very glad to see our old friend so attended, and stroked her. Cited from The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island, by Wyss
  • In the hospital, he suffered another stroke, after which his brain activity ceased.
  • He fell to stroking her hand again at that, but she drew it away. Cited from Come Rack! Come Rope!, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • He was in extremely poor health, and suffered what was either a stroke or a heart attack.
  • She had recently returned home from hospital following a stroke.
  • The idea is to use just three strokes; one for each length of the court.
  • The character has two strokes, the first shown here in dark, and the second in red.
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Meaning of stroke

  • noun (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
  • noun A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • noun A light touch
  • noun A light touch with the hands
  • noun (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
    Nicklaus won by three strokes
  • noun The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
  • noun A mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
    she applied the paint in careful strokes
  • noun Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
  • noun A single complete movement
  • verb Touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
    He stroked his long beard
  • verb Strike a ball with a smooth blow
  • verb Row at a particular rate
  • verb Treat gingerly or carefully
    You have to stroke the boss