stroke


stroke
01. Her grandfather suffered a [stroke] last night, and is now in hospital in critical condition.
02. The old man [stroked] his beard as he pondered the question.
03. The little girl was curled up in front of the fire, [stroking] her beloved cat.
04. This Chinese character is made using three [strokes] of the brush.
05. The swimmer reached the edge of the pool in a couple of [strokes].
06. You'll need to improve your [stroke] in the butterfly if you want to have a chance of winning the 100 meter medley.
07. The rider [stroked] the horse's neck to calm it down.
08. Daisuke drew the Chinese character with confident, fluid [strokes].
09. Dave and I found a good pace for our [strokes] while out paddling his canoe last night.
10. A mix of gas and air is drawn into the engine cylinder on the intake [stroke].
11. Cinderella's coach turned back into a pumpkin at the [stroke] of midnight.
12. Tiger Woods remains 3 [strokes] ahead of his nearest competitor as we head into the last hole here at the Australian Open golf tournament.
13. W. J. Cameron once remarked that the last dejected effort often becomes the winning [stroke].
14. The rowers are accompanied by a person who calls out a beat to time the [strokes] of their paddles.
15. Symptoms of a [stroke] may include any weakness or paralysis in the face, arm, or leg.
16. A [stroke] occurs when a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain bursts or becomes blocked.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Stroke — Stroke, n. [OE. strok, strook, strak, fr. striken. See {Strike}, v. t.] 1. The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon. [1913 Webster] His hand fetcheth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroke — ► NOUN 1) an act of hitting. 2) Golf an act of hitting the ball with a club, as a unit of scoring. 3) a sound made by a striking clock. 4) an act of stroking with the hand. 5) a mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush once across paper… …   English terms dictionary

  • stroke — [strōk] n. [ME, akin to Ger streich, a stroke, OE strican: see STRIKE] 1. a striking of one thing against another; blow or impact of an ax, whip, etc. 2. a) a sudden action resulting in a powerful or destructive effect, as if from a blow [a… …   English World dictionary

  • Stroke — Stroke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strokeed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strokeing}.] [OE. stroken, straken, AS. str[=a]cian, fr. str[=i]can to go over, pass. See {Strike}, v. t., and cf. {Straggle}.] 1. To strike. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ye mote with the plat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroke — s.n. (Canotaj) Numărul de lovituri de vâslă pe minut; ritmul canotorului. [pron. strouc, scris şi stroc, pl. kuri. / < engl. stroke]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  STROKE STROC/ s. n. (canotaj) numărul de lovituri de vâslă pe …   Dicționar Român

  • stroke — [n1] accomplishment achievement, blow*, feat, flourish, hit*, move, movement; concept 706 Ant. failure, loss stroke [n2] seizure apoplexy, attack, collapse, convulsion, fit, shock; concepts 33,308 stroke [v] …   New thesaurus

  • Stroke — Stroke, obs. imp. of {Strike}. Struck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stroke 9 — est un groupe de rock alternatif créé en 1989 à San Francisco. Sommaire 1 Histoire du groupe 2 Membres 3 Discographie 4 Charts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stroke — index calamity, expedient, maneuver (tactic), operation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Stroke — For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). Stroke Classification and external resources CT scan slice of the brain showing a right hemispheric ischemic stroke (left side of image). ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • stroke — stroke1 S3 [strəuk US strouk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(illness)¦ 2¦(swimming/rowing)¦ 3¦(sport)¦ 4¦(pen/brush)¦ 5 at a/one stroke 6 on the stroke of seven/nine etc 7 stroke of luck/fortune 8 stroke of genius/inspiration etc 9¦(hit) …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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