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English definition of “stroke”


noun (HIT)    /strəʊk/ US  /stroʊk/
[C] an act of hitting a ball when playing a sport : She returned the volley with a powerful stroke to win the game .General terms used in ball sports [C] old-fashioned an act of hitting someone with a weapon : The punishment was 20 strokes of the lash .Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of stroke noun (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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