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stroke British & World English

An act of hitting or striking someone or something; a blow

stroke English Thesaurus

the rebel Duke had suffered five strokes of the axe

bold stroke British & World English

A daring action or initiative

four-stroke British & World English

Denoting an internal-combustion engine having a cycle of four strokes (intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust)

mini-stroke British & World English

Another term for transient ischaemic attack.

stroke play British & World English

Play in golf in which the score is reckoned by counting the number of strokes taken overall

two-stroke British & World English

Denoting an internal-combustion engine having its power cycle completed in one up-and-down movement of the piston

master stroke British & World English

A very skilful and opportune act

power stroke British & World English

The stage of the cycle of an internal-combustion engine in which the piston is driven outward by the expansion of gases

at a stroke British & World English

By a single action having immediate effect

stroke of luck British & World English

A fortunate occurrence that could not have been predicted or expected

stroke of genius British & World English

An outstandingly brilliant and original idea

on the stroke of —— British & World English

Precisely at the specified time

put someone off their stroke British & World English

Disconcert someone so that they do not work or perform as well as they might

bold stroke in bold British & World English

A daring action or initiative

at a stroke in stroke British & World English

By a single action having immediate effect

upstroke British & World English

A stroke made upwards

stroke of luck in stroke British & World English

A fortunate occurrence that could not have been predicted or expected

brushstroke British & World English

A mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface

downstroke British & World English

A stroke made downwards

heatstroke British & World English

A condition marked by fever and often by unconsciousness, caused by failure of the body’s temperature-regulating mechanism when exposed to excessively high temperatures

split shot British & World English

A stroke driving two touching balls in different directions

stroke oar in stroke British & World English

The oar or oarsman nearest the stern of a boat, setting the timing for the other rowers

sunstroke British & World English

Heatstroke brought about by excessive exposure to the sun

stroke of genius in stroke British & World English

An outstandingly brilliant and original idea

groundstroke British & World English

A stroke played after the ball has bounced, as opposed to a volley

on the stroke of —— in stroke British & World English

Precisely at the specified time

counterstroke British & World English

An attack carried out in retaliation

finishing touch British & World English

A final detail or action completing and enhancing a piece of work

finishing stroke in finishing touch British & World English

A final detail or action completing and enhancing a piece of work

ruff4 British & World English

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a single note preceded by either two grace notes played with the other stick (double-stroke ruff or drag) or three grace notes played with alternating sticks (four-stroke ruff)

at a or one stroke in stroke British & World English

By a single action having immediate effect

put someone off their stroke in stroke British & World English

Disconcert someone so that they do not work or perform as well as they might

stroke of good luck in stroke British & World English

A fortunate occurrence that could not have been predicted or expected

four-stroke ruff in ruff4 British & World English

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a single note preceded by either two grace notes played with the other stick (double-stroke ruff or drag) or three grace notes played with alternating sticks (four-stroke ruff)

double-stroke ruff in ruff4 British & World English

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a single note preceded by either two grace notes played with the other stick (double-stroke ruff or drag) or three grace notes played with alternating sticks (four-stroke ruff)


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