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stroke 1

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

noun

  • 1 (act of striking)
    Hieb, der
    Schlag, der
    (of sword, axe)
    Hieb, der
    (of sword also)
    Streich, der
    [formal]
    finishing stroke (literal or figurative)
    Todesstoß, der
    stroke1 1 7
  • 2
    (Medicine)
    Schlaganfall, der
    paralytic/apoplectic stroke
    paralytischer/apoplektischer Anfall
  • 3 (sudden impact) See examples:stroke of lightning
    Blitzschlag, der
    by a stroke of fate/fortune
    durch eine Fügung des Schicksals/einen [glücklichen] Zufall
    stroke of [good] luck have a stroke of bad/[good] luck
    Pech/Glück haben
    by a stroke of bad/[good] luck, the door was locked/open
    das Unglück/Glück wollte es, dass die Tür verschlossen/offen war
  • 4 (single effort)
    Streich, der
    (skilful effort) at a or one stroke
    auf einen Schlag od. Streich
    not do a stroke [of work]
    keinen [Hand]schlag tun
    stroke of genius
    genialer Einfall
  • 5 (of pendulum, heart, wings, oar)
    Schlag, der
    (in swimming)
    Zug, der
    (of piston)
    Hub, der
    (Technology)
  • 6 (in billiards etc.)
    Stoß, der
    (Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Rowing)
    Schlag, der
    (Swimming, Rowing) (style)
    Stil, der
    off one's stroke (literal or figurative)
    nicht in Form
    put somebody off his/her stroke (literal or figurative)
    jemanden aus dem Takt bringen
  • 7 (mark, line)
    Strich, der
    (of handwriting; (also figurative): detail)
    Zug, der
    (symbol) with a stroke of the or one's pen
    mit einem Federstrich
    finishing strokes (literal or figurative)
    letzte Pinselstriche
    [figurative]
    letztes Feilen
    stroke1 1 1
  • 8
    (sound of clock)
    Schlag, der
    on the stroke of nine
    Punkt neun [Uhr]
    it was on the stroke of nine when …
    es war Schlag neun [Uhr], als …
    on the stroke
  • 9
    (oarsman)
    Schlagmann, der

transitive verb

  • (Rowing)
    als Schlagmann rudern in
    + Dat.

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stroke 2

transitive verb

  • stroke one's chin/beard
    sich Dat. über das Kinn/den Bart streichen
    stroke something over/across something
    mit etwas über etwas Akk. streichen
    stroke one's hand across one's brow
    sich Dat. mit der Hand über die Stirn streichen
    stroke something back
    etwas zurückstreichen

noun

  • give somebody/something a stroke
    jemanden/etwas streicheln
    give the dog's ears a stroke
    dem Hund die Ohren streicheln

Phrasal verbs

stroke down

transitive verb
glatt streichen
[figurative]

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