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English definition of “stroke”

stroke

noun [C]     /strəʊk/
ILLNESS B2 a sudden problem in your brain that changes the flow of blood and makes you unable to move part of your body : to have/ suffer a stroke Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
MOVEMENT a movement that you make against something with your hand , a pen , brush , etc : a brush stroke Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
SWIMMING a style of swimming Swimming
SPORT the action of moving your arm and hitting the ball in sports such as tennis , golf , etc General terms used in ball sports
(Definition of stroke noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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