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Synonyms for stroke

Synonyms for stroke

(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

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

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

a light touch

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a light touch with the hands

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

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

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anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

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

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

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

a single complete movement

touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

strike a ball with a smooth blow

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row at a particular rate

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treat gingerly or carefully

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References in periodicals archive ?
Several students worked slowly with a light touch, dragging circular strokes across the paper's texture.
Mistakes were somewhat "erased" by pressing the bowl of a teaspoon in circular strokes on the projecting side, but it was hard to get a clean finish.
Junctions of linear strokes with very shallow blending angles, or circular strokes that are tangent to the velocity vector, require no reduction in velocity and can be negotiated at the maximum programmed feed-rate," the literature says.
Apply the salt mixture to your skin, starting from your legs up, then your arms, scrubbing in big, circular strokes towards your heart.