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English definition of “stroke”

stroke

noun (EVENT)    /strəʊk/ US  /stroʊk/
a stroke of luck, genius, etc. C2 something that happens or succeeds suddenly because of luck, intelligence, etc.: By a stroke of luck, someone else was walking along the path and heard my shouts for help.Good luck and bad luck
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