a hit, especially with (the edge of) a weapon
a line made by a single movement of a pen or brush in writing or painting
a method of swimming or rowing
the sound made by a clock in giving the time
sudden attack of illness in the brain that can cause loss of the power to move, speak clearly, etc.
passing the hand gently over (a surface), usually again and again
"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"
"a good shot requires good balance and tempo"
"he left me an almost impossible shot"
"Nicklaus won by three strokes"
"winning the lottery was a happy accident"
"the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"
"it was due to an accident or fortuity"
"she applied the paint in careful strokes"
"He stroked his long beard"
"You have to stroke the boss"
You..couldn't cut a man's head off with one stroke.
出自： C. Isherwood
The cook..beat her..dough with steady strokes.
出自： R. Jarrell
Pa..would probably cane her.., just a few strokes.
出自： B. Emecheta
His white man'd Steeds..He chear'd to Courage with a gentle Stroke.
She gave her hair a long..stroke with the brush.
出自： H. E. Bates
She..strok'd down her band.
出自： T. Gray
David's mother stroked her shoulders soothingly.
出自： H. Roth
The Doctor stroked his moustache thoughtfully.
出自： T. Heggen
Jacqueline with one slow lean arm began to stroke the dog.