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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 swimmingSwimming
SPORT the action of moving your arm and hitting the ball in sports such as tennis, golf, etcGeneral terms used in ball sports
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