Definition of at a or one stroke in English:

at a (or one) stroke

By a single action having immediate effect: attitudes cannot be changed at one stroke
More example sentences
  • This more than doubled Artemis's size at a stroke, as well as giving it a much stronger marketing platform on which to build.
  • And he is probably calculating his salary will double or treble at a stroke.
  • Towns don't often get the opportunity to double its centre at a stroke.
See parent entry: stroke

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
noun
a microscopic animal