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English definition of “stroke”

stroke

noun [C] (ACTION)    /strəʊk/ US  /stroʊk/
a quick, forceful action: Ending negotiations was seen as a bold stroke by many commentators. By computerizing we could, at a (single)/in one stroke, improve efficiency and reduce costs.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of stroke noun (ACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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