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  • n  (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
  • n  the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  • n  a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • n  a light touch
  • n  a light touch with the hands
  • n  (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
    Nicklaus won by three strokes
  • n  the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
  • n  anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
  • n  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  • n  a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
    she applied the paint in careful strokes
  • n  any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
  • n  a single complete movement
  • v  touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
    He stroked his long beard
  • v  strike a ball with a smooth blow
  • v  row at a particular rate
  • v  treat gingerly or carefully
    You have to stroke the boss

  • Excessive daytime drowsiness in older adults may predict a significantly increased risk of stroke, said researchers reporting data on Thursday at the International Stroke .
  • Such prolonged hypertension is a known risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
  • A new study suggests that excessive daytime drowsiness may foretell a risk for stroke and other vascular disorders.
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  • Paul Goydos in
    That's the most nervous I've been over a putt, probably,he said after his round. "It felt like when I brought the putter back and made a pretty good stroke, couldn't hit the putt any more solid and the ball couldn't have gone more in the...
  • Michael Phelps in Reuters
    I was starting to hurt for the last 10 meters, it was my last individual race and I just wanted to finish as strong as I could,Phelps said. "I actually thought when I did take that half stroke I thought I had lost the race right there, but...
  • David Banner in Ninemsn
    If by some stroke of the pen hip-hop was silenced, the issues would still be present in our communities,rapper and record producer David Banner, whose real name is Levell Crump, said in a prepared statements to a House Energy and Commerce...

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