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English definition of “stroke”

stroke

noun [C] (TOUCH)    /strəʊk/ US  /stroʊk/
an act of moving your hand , another part of the body , or an object gently over something or someone, usually repeatedly and for pleasure : Don't be frightened , just give the horse a stroke.Touching and feelingShowing affection
(Definition of stroke noun (TOUCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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