There are 2 translations of stroke in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /strəuk/


  • 1 [Sport] 1.1 (in ball games) golpe (m) he won by three strokes ganó por tres golpes
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    • Kirchoff capped a fine game by converting a penalty stroke with two field goals completing the scoring.
    • US goal keeper Jeb Saez saved a penalty stroke late in the game to keep the score at 11-1.
    • But Korea, after missing a penalty stroke, scored three goals but lost by the narrowest of margins.
    1.2 (in swimming — movement) brazada (f); (— style) estilo (m)
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    • Last year I had the luxury of swimming a few strokes backstroke so I could get a good look at the Golden Gate Bridge.
    • This is also an indication of the ability to swim with fewer strokes per lap.
    • When you swim with long strokes you are training all of the muscle mass needed for fast efficient swimming.
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    • Over the years Emily has demonstrated tremendous versatility winning gold medals in all strokes in the regional championships.
    • The torque or rotation in these strokes occurs in the lower torso, hips and legs.
    • For both strokes, you should have extremely good elbow bend-around 90 degrees.
    1.3 (in rowing — movement) palada (f), remada (f); (— leader of crew) cabo (mf) to put sb off her/his stroke hacerle* perder el ritmo (a algn)
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    • The oarsmen rotated their oars at four strokes per half minute and didn't show any signs of fatigue.
    • Canada was rating 48 strokes per minute and Australia was right up there on 45.
    • The 25-year-olds stop in a pool of light, adjust their foot straps, then, as one, lean into their strokes, tearing chunks from the water.
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    • Today Bencsik in stroke took his boat to the lead and for the first half of the race the duo led the field by just over a boat length.
    • Cech in stroke seat had his boat in a two and a half second lead over Germany's number two crew by the 1000.
    • I managed one kick and had to hang on to the stern before hauling myself back into the stroke seat.
  • 2 2.1 (blow) golpe (m) he was given six strokes of the whip le dieron seis latigazos 2.2 (of piston — motion) tiempo (m); (— distance) carrera (f)
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    • On the downward stroke of the piston, the intake valve opens to release fuel into the combustion chamber, then closes.
    • During the filling stroke of the accumulator piston, the compressed fluid is drawn from the primary piston.
    • During the compression stroke, the piston moves up the cylinder, squeezing this fuel-air mix.
    2.3 (of clock) campanada (f) on the stroke of eleven al dar las once
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    • Erik closed the door softly behind him as he entered, but it sounded like the stroke of a clock moments before death.
    • There was a strong stroke and a weak one, like a sound and its echo.
    • A clock chimed in the distance, its final count ending at eleven strokes.
  • 3 3.1 (of thin brush) pincelada (f); (of thick brush) brochazo (m); (of pen, pencil) trazo (m) with a bold stroke of the pen de un plumazo, con un trazo fuerte apply using light, quick strokes aplicar dando ligeros toques 3.2 (oblique, slash) barra (f), diagonal (f)
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    • Look closely at the pencil strokes in this drawing and you will not see one faltering line.
    • Katz's forte is history of ideas, on a grand canvas with bold strokes of broad brushes.
    • I didn't even bother looking up; I just drew faster, making quick violent strokes on the paper.
  • 4 4.1 (action, feat) golpe (m) a stroke of genius una genialidad at a stroke de (un) golpe not to do a stroke of work no hacer* absolutamente nada, no dar* or pegar* golpe [familiar/colloquial] different strokes for different folks sobre gustos no hay nada escrito 4.2 (instance) a stroke of luck un golpe de suerte, una suerte it was a stroke of sheer misfortune fue una verdadera mala suerte
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    • Mullahs accused of teaching friends to read the Qu'ran in Arabic received whippings of 500 strokes or more.
    • The long clipper strokes are called ‘blows’ and this one, over the sheep's throat is the blow that requires the most skill of all.
    • He traps it between his legs, bends over at 90 degrees, and begins 70 to 150 ‘blows’ or strokes with his shears.
  • 5 [Med] ataque (m) de apoplejía, derrame (m) cerebral to have a stroke tener* or sufrir un ataque de apoplejía or un derrame cerebral
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    • The pollution could also restrict their blood flow, causing strokes and heart attacks.
    • By preventing the formation of blood clots it can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
    • More serious risks include life-threatening blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.
  • 6 6.1 (caress) caricia (f) 6.2 [Psych] halago (m)
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    • Run the razor under the shower and then begin with some slow, gentle strokes in an upward motion.
    • Then, using the lightest pressure possible, roll with gentle, overlapping strokes to finish off.
    • For a final time it passed its forearm over the limb and with a gentle stroke of her fur stepped away.

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There are 2 translations of stroke in Spanish:



  • 1.1 (caress) acariciar he stroked her cheek le acarició la mejilla he stroked his beard pensively se mesó la barba pensativamente
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    • Anna sat by the bed, once again, stroking his hair, and she stroked his side too.
    • The first, innocuous shower stroked the lake's surface but, when the wind came up, the loons began to call madly.
    • Imaginary fingers combed through his hair, stroked the side of his face.
    1.2 [Psych] halagar* 1.3 [ball] darle* un golpe suave a
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    • Monaco's players are just stroking the ball around for fun now, with the Chelsea players reduced to chasing shadows.
    • The huge Dutch contingent in the crowd is in fine voice as their players stroke the ball around.
    • For half an hour he had showed himself, through the unhurried ease with which he stroked the ball around, to be a cut above.

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