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Translation of "stroke" - English-Spanish dictionary

stroke

noun /strəuk/
an act of hitting, or the blow given golpe He felled the tree with one stroke of the axe the stroke of a whip. a sudden occurrence of something ocurrencia; golpe (de suerte) 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 campanada 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. (cricket) golpe, jugada; (remo) palada a movement of the arms and legs in swimming, or a particular method of swimming brazada 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 ataque 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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