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stroke

noun /strəuk/
an act of hitting, or the blow given
golpe
He felled the tree with one stroke of the axe the stroke of a whip.
a sudden occurrence of something
ocurrencia; golpe (de suerte)
a stroke of lightning an unfortunate stroke of fate What a stroke of luck to find that money!
the sound made by a clock striking the hour
campanada
She arrived on the stroke of (= punctually at) ten.
a movement or mark made in one direction by a pen, pencil, paintbrush etc
(lápiz, bolígrafo) trazo; (pincel) pincelada
short, even pencil strokes.
a single pull of an oar in rowing, or a hit with the bat in playing cricket.
(cricket) golpe, jugada; (remo) palada
a movement of the arms and legs in swimming, or a particular method of swimming
brazada
He swam with slow, strong strokes Can you do breaststroke/backstroke?
an effort or action
golpe (no dar ni golpe en el trabajo); esfuerzo
I haven’t done a stroke (of work) all day.
a sudden attack of illness which damages the brain, causing paralysis, loss of feeling in the body etc
ataque
She suffered a stroke.
at a stroke with a single effort
de golpe, de un plumazo
We can’t solve all these problems at a stroke.
(Definition of stroke from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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