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stroke en inglés británico

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strokenoun

uk /strəʊk/ us /stroʊk/

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

strokeverb [ 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 want, he won't bite.
She lovingly stroked Chris's face with the tips of her fingers.

Más ejemplos

  • "Go on, have a good cry", he said, stroking her hair.
  • She was all over him, kissing him and stroking him.
  • "I love it when you stroke my back, " she purred .
  • She leaned forward to stroke the dog but quickly drew back when she saw its teeth.
  • I stroked her back and it seemed to soothe her.

(Definición de stroke del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

stroke en inglés americano

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strokeverb [ T ]

us /stroʊk/

stroke verb [ T ] (TOUCH)

to move your hand or an object gently over something, usually repeatedly:

Asked another question, she stroked her chin and shut her eyes before answering.

strokenoun

us /stroʊk/

stroke noun (MARK)

[ C ] a movement of a pen or pencil when writing, or by a brush when painting, or the line or mark made by such a movement:

With a stroke of his pen, the governor signed the bill into law.

stroke noun (ILLNESS)

[ C ] a sudden change in the blood supply to a part of the brain, which can result in a loss of some mental or physical abilities, or death:

He suffered a stroke and died two days later.

stroke noun (SWIMMING ACTION)

[ C/U ] a particular type of repeated movement used in a method of swimming:

[ U ] He swims the breast stroke competitively, but for his ads he did the butterfly stroke.

stroke noun (EVENT)

[ C ] an unexpected but important event or experience:

The bid to take over the company was seen as a bold stroke.
To get a job in those years was an incredible stroke of luck.

stroke noun (TIME)

[ C ] an exact time, or a sound or series of sounds that show this time:

The fireworks will start at the stroke of 10.

(Definición de stroke del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)