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1 stroke

sports The act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand:
— It took two strokes to get out of the bunker.

synonym: shot.

Roget 731: success, successfulness; speed; advance etc. (progress) 282.    trump card; hit, stroke, score; lucky hit, fortunate hit, ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Polish: uderzenie

2 stroke

The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam.

synonyms: cam stroke, throw.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

3 stroke

A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.

synonyms: apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA.

Dutch: apoplexie, attaque, beroerte, hersenbloeding
Polish: wylew, udar mózgu, udar, incydent mózgowo-naczyniowy, apopleksja, wylew krwi do mózgu

4 stroke

A light touch.

Dutch: streek

5 stroke

A light touch with the hands.

synonym: stroking.

Dutch: liefkozing
Polish: gładzenie, głaskanie

6 stroke

golf The unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club.

Dutch: haal, slag

7 stroke

The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew.

Polish: strok

8 stroke

Anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause:
— The pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck.

synonyms: accident, chance event, fortuity.

Roget 619: evil, ill, harm, hurt.   , mischief, nuisance; machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to.    blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, ... show more

Dutch: accident, voorval, zaak
Polish: casus, kazus, przypadek, traf, zrządzenie losu

9 stroke

A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.

synonyms: diagonal, separatrix, slash, solidus, virgule.

Polish: ukośnik

10 stroke

A mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush.

11 stroke

Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing.

Dutch: slag
Polish: styl

12 stroke

A single complete movement.


1 stroke

Touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions.

2 stroke

Strike a ball with a smooth blow.

3 stroke

Row at a particular rate.

4 stroke

Treat gingerly or carefully.

Moby thesaurus: Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, abuse, access, accomplished fact, accomplishment, ache, achievement, aching, act, acta, action, activated epilepsy, ad hoc measure, adventure, affect epilepsy, akinetic epilepsy, aneurysm, angina ... show more.

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