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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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Working with layers of acrylic that she applies first with her feet, up until the final layer of circular strokes which she achieves through a variety of techniques, Ahmad leaves a richness of pallet that one would usually associate with oil.
It's also recommended brushing the teeth with short circular strokes using a soft toothbrush, which better adapts to the shape of the teeth by confirming to their curves.
For best results buy a short-handled body brush, which gives you more control, and use circular strokes.
As drippings begin to boil softly, quickly whisk * in flour using large, circular strokes, to be sure the flour absorbs the liquid.
Use circular strokes until the scratch pattern from the coarse stone is gone, then do the same thing on the other side; finish with a few light strokes sliding from the edge back to remove the burr.
"Perfect," he sighed as I tried to knead his knots with circular strokes. "You've got the pressure spot on."