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stroke
British English: /strəʊk/
American English: /stroʊk/

Translation of stroke in French:

noun

  • 1 (blow)
    (gen)
    (in tennis, golf)
    to have a 3-stroke lead
    avoir 3 coups d'avance
    to win by 2 strokes
    gagner avec 2 coups d'avance
    to be 4 strokes behind
    avoir 4 coups de retard
    20 strokes of the cane
    20 coups de trique
  • 2 [figurative] (touch) it was a brilliant/master stroke
    c'était un coup brillant/de maître
    at one ou at a single stroke a stroke of luck
    un coup de chance
    a stroke of bad luck
    une malchance
    a stroke of genius
    un trait de génie
  • 3 (Sport) (swimming, movement)
    mouvement (m) des bras
    (style)
    breaststroke
    etc
    Tim can swim a few strokes
    Tim sait un peu nager
  • 7 (of clock) on the stroke of four
    à quatre heures sonnantes
    at the stroke of midnight
    à minuit sonnant
    at the third stroke the time will be…
    au troisième top il sera exactement…
  • 9 (Technology) (in engine, pump) a 2 stroke engine
    un moteur à 2 temps
  • 10 (caress) to give somebody/something a stroke
    caresser quelqu'un/quelque chose

transitive verb

  • 1 (caress)
    (person, animal)
    to stroke somebody's back
    caresser le dos de quelqu'un
    to stroke one's beard
    se caresser la barbe
  • 2 (Sport) (in rowing) See examples: to stroke an eight
    être le chef de nage d'un huit

intransitive verb

  • (Sport) (in rowing)
    être chef de nage

Idioms

not to do a stroke of work

ne rien faire, ne pas en ficher une rame

to put somebody off their stroke

(upset timing)
faire perdre le rythme à quelqu'un
[figurative] (disconcert)
faire perdre les pédales (informal) à quelqu'un

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