Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “stroke” en inglés

See all translations

stroke

noun uk   /strəʊk/ us    /stroʊk/

stroke noun (ILLNESS)

B2 [C] a sudden change in the blood supply to a part of the brain, sometimes causing a loss of the ability to move particular parts of the body: She suffered/had a stroke that left her unable to speak.
More examples

stroke noun (MARK)

C2 [C] (a line or mark made by) a movement of a pen or pencil when writing or a brush when painting: a brush stroke With a few bold strokes, she signed her name. [C] UK used in spoken English to mean an oblique or slash symbol

stroke noun (HIT)

[C] an act of hitting a ball when playing a sport: She returned the volley with a powerful stroke to win the game. [C] old-fashioned an act of hitting someone with a weapon: The punishment was 20 strokes of the lash.

stroke noun (SWIMMING)

C1 [C] (a particular movement that is usually repeated in) a method of swimming: What's your best stroke when you're swimming?

stroke noun (EVENT)

a stroke of luck, genius, etc. C2 something that happens or succeeds suddenly because of luck, intelligence, etc.: By a stroke of luck, someone else was walking along the path and heard my shouts for help.

stroke noun (WORK)

[S] informal a small amount of work: She's been gossiping and hasn't done a stroke (of work) all morning.

stroke noun (ACTION)

[C] a quick, forceful action: Ending negotiations was seen as a bold stroke by many commentators. By computerizing we could, at a (single)/in one stroke, improve efficiency and reduce costs.

stroke noun (CLOCK SOUND)

[C] one of the sounds that some clocks make at particular times, especially by ringing a bell once for each number of the hour: How many strokes did you count?

stroke noun (TOUCH)

[C] 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.

stroke

verb [T] uk   /strəʊk/ us    /stroʊk/

stroke verb [T] (TOUCH)

B2 to move a hand, another part of the body, or an object gently over something or someone, usually repeatedly and for pleasure: Stroke the dog if you like, it won't bite. She lovingly stroked Chris's face with the tips of her fingers.
More examples

stroke verb [T] (HIT)

to hit a ball: The batsman stroked the ball effortlessly to the boundary.
(Definition of stroke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de stroke
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “stroke” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Palabra del día

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Aprende más 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Aprende más