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Spanish translation of “stroke”

stroke

noun /strəuk/
an act of hitting, or the blow given He felled the tree with one stroke of the axe the stroke of a whip. a sudden occurrence of something a stroke of lightning an unfortunate stroke of fate What a stroke of luck to find that money! the sound made by a clock striking the hour She arrived on the stroke of (= punctually at) ten. a movement or mark made in one direction by a pen, pencil, paintbrush etc
(lápiz, bolígrafo) trazo; (pincel) pincelada
short, even pencil strokes.
a single pull of an oar in rowing, or a hit with the bat in playing cricket. a movement of the arms and legs in swimming, or a particular method of swimming He swam with slow, strong strokes Can you do breaststroke/backstroke? an effort or action
golpe (no dar ni golpe en el trabajo); esfuerzo
I haven’t done a stroke (of work) all day.
a sudden attack of illness which damages the brain, causing paralysis, loss of feeling in the body etc She suffered a stroke. at a stroke with a single effort
de golpe, de un plumazo
We can’t solve all these problems at a stroke.
(Definition of stroke from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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