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Synonyms for stroke
stroʊk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stroke, shot(noun)

    (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"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"

    Synonyms:
    shaft, stab, dig, guessing, fortuity, slash, snap, guesswork, blastoff, stroking, barb, throw, gibe, cam stroke, shooter, slam, scene, solidus, virgule, crack, snapshot, shooting, separatrix, guess, diagonal, cerebrovascular accident, jibe, chance event, accident, apoplexy, injection, pellet, dead reckoning, shot

  2. throw, stroke, cam stroke(noun)

    the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  3. stroke, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA(noun)

    a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  4. stroke(noun)

    a light touch

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  5. stroke, stroking(noun)

    a light touch with the hands

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  6. stroke(noun)

    (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club

    "Nicklaus won by three strokes"

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  7. stroke(noun)

    the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  8. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event(noun)

    anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

    "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"

    Synonyms:
    stroking, solidus, slash, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, fortuity, throw

  9. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(noun)

    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

    Synonyms:
    cam stroke, gash, throw, stroking, bezant, accident, fortuity, bezzant, slash, cut, bias, solidus, virgule, diagonal, chance event, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, byzant, separatrix, slice, shot

  10. stroke(noun)

    a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush

    "she applied the paint in careful strokes"

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  11. stroke(noun)

    any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  12. stroke(verb)

    a single complete movement

    Synonyms:
    slash, fortuity, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, stroking, solidus, throw

  13. stroke(verb)

    touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

    "He stroked his long beard"

  14. stroke(verb)

    strike a ball with a smooth blow

  15. stroke(verb)

    row at a particular rate

  16. stroke(verb)

    treat gingerly or carefully

    "You have to stroke the boss"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stroke

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    Synonyms:
    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, thump

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    blow, knock, rap, pat, hit, thump

  2. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, shock

  3. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affliction, reverse, calamity, hardship, misfortune, visitation

  4. stroke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    touch, dash, sudden effort, sudden effect

  5. stroke(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rub gently (with the hands, in one direction)

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How to use stroke in a sentence?

  1. Mel Kiper Jr.:

    A ridiculously stupid move is the way to sum it up ... I think the Colts, a stroke of genius. Maybe it was just because what other teams allowed to happen that they fell into Carson Wentz, and Frank Reich is sitting there saying, ‘Boy, talk about an early Christmas present, or a late Christmas present.’ Whatever you want to talk about, that’s what he got with Carson Wentz.

  2. Ruth Mellor:

    Getting to hospital quickly is particularly important for patients who suffer certain types of stroke, because they can benefit from clot busting drugs, but only if these are given within hospital within 4.5 hours of symptoms starting, we knew from earlier research that people who have a stroke can take a long time to get to hospital and wanted to understand why that was.

  3. Kathryn Sermak:

    When she had that stroke, it was devastating, they had to use the paddles to bring her back to life. During that time, doctors believed she wouldn’t make it past three weeks… She was on medications, she was hallucinating. Nurses came and went. And you’re dealing with the press.

  4. Matthew Stover:

    There are some who say that Time is itself a hammer; that each slow second marks another tap that makes big rocks into little rocks, waterfalls into canyons, cliffs into beaches. There are some who say that Time is instead a blade. They see the dance of its razored tip, poised like a venomous snake, forever ready to slay faster than the eye can see. And there are some who say that Time is both hammer and blade. They say the hammer is a sculptor's mallet, and the blade is a sculptor's chisel: that each stroke is a refinement, a perfecting, a discovery of truth and beauty within what would otherwise be blank and lifeless stone. And I name this saying wisdom.

  5. Josefine Persson:

    The resources available for caregivers of stroke survivors vary in different countries depending on welfare and health care systems.

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Translations for stroke

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  • السكتة الدماغيةArabic
  • cop, caríciaCatalan, Valencian
  • pohlazení, bití, úder, mrtvice, tah, hladit, mozková mrtviceCzech
  • ae, apopleksi, slagtilfælde, slagDanish
  • Schlag, Schlagmann, streicheln, Strich, Schlaganfall, Zug, Hirninfarkt, Schlagerl, Hirnschlag, Hieb, Apoplexie, Hub, Federstrich, streichen, Streich, ApoplexGerman
  • frapo, bato, apopleksioEsperanto
  • trazo, golpe, pincelada, brazada, apoplejía, accidente cerebro vascular, remada, caricia, acariciarSpanish
  • silitamaEstonian
  • veto, lyönti, aivoverenkiertohäiriö, isku, piirto, silittää, vinoviiva, uintityyli, sivellä, pyyhkäistä, silitys, pyyhkiäFinnish
  • caresser, coup, infarctus, trait, caresse, AVC, barre oblique, brasse, accident vasculaire cérébral, attaque cérébraleFrench
  • streakjeWestern Frisian
  • buille, bualadh, beum, slìogScottish Gaelic
  • פעימה, חתירה, שבץ מוחי, שָׁבָץHebrew
  • simít, simogat, agyvérzés, simogatás, vonásHungarian
  • շոյում, հարված, կաթվածArmenian
  • frapoIdo
  • battuta, accarezzare, colpo di remo, tratto, colpo, pennellata, palata, giocata, carezza, bracciata, tempo, colpo apoplettico, voga, vogata, ictus, rintocco, capovoga, corsaItalian
  • 劃, 筆画, 脳梗塞, 画, なでる, 撫でる, ストロークJapanese
  • mulceōLatin
  • StréchLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • moremore, tarawete, ikura roro, poutoki, mate ikura roro, patunga, haukuru, tūmomo kau, hokomirimiriMāori
  • angin ahmarMalay
  • haal, beroerte, aaien, streek, slag, klap, klokslag, strelen, strijkenDutch
  • slag, tak, strøkNorwegian
  • głaskać, cios, styl, wylew, suw, głaskanie, skok, kreska, pociągnięcie, ukośnik, apopleksjaPolish
  • pincelada, carícia, badalada, raquetada, pancada, remada, tacada, acariciar, [[estilo]] ([[de]] [[nado]]/[[natação]]), derrame, traço, barraPortuguese
  • mângâiaRomanian
  • бой часо́в, уда́р, черта́, инсу́льт, штрих, парали́ч, мазо́к, погла́живание, гребо́к, гладить, погладитьRussian
  • ledhatoj, fërkojAlbanian
  • slag, slaganfall, tag, simtag, streck, årtag, snedstreck, hugg, slå, klockslag, drag, strykning, stroke, strykaSwedish
  • sıvazlamak, okşamakTurkish
  • breinaflap, breinaparalüd, penamaliun, paopläg, penaliunVolapük
  • 行程Chinese

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