- an act of hitting or striking someone or something; a blow；a method of striking the ball in sports or games.
- move one's hand with gentle pressure over (a surface), typically repeatedly; caress；apply (something) to a surface using a gentle movement
verb: stroke, 3rd person present: strokes, gerund or present participle: stroking, past tense: stroked, past participle: stroked
noun: stroke, plural noun: strokes
- 1. an act of hitting or striking someone or something; a blow he received three strokes of the cane 同義詞
- ▪ a method of striking the ball in sports or games. 同義詞
- ▪ an act of hitting the ball with a club, as a unit of scoring he won by two strokes
- ▪ the sound made by a striking clock the first stroke would belt out from the clock 同義詞
- 2. a mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in one direction across paper or canvas the paint had been applied in careful, regular strokes 同義詞
- ▪ a line forming part of a written or printed character.
- ▪ a short printed or written diagonal line typically separating characters or figures.
- 3. an act of moving one's hand across a surface with gentle pressure massage the cream into your skin using light upward strokes
- 4. each of a series of movements in which something moves out of its position and back into it the ray swam with effortless strokes of its huge wings 同義詞
- ▪ the whole motion of a piston in either direction.
- ▪ the rhythm to which a series of repeated movements is performed the rowers sing to keep their stroke
- ▪ a movement of the arms and legs forming one of a series in swimming I slipped into the water and swam a few strokes 同義詞
- ▪ a particular style of moving the arms and legs in swimming front crawl is a popular stroke
- ▪ (in rowing) the mode or action of moving the oar.
- ▪ the oar or oarsman nearest the stern of a boat, setting the timing for the other rowers.
- 5. a sudden disabling attack or loss of consciousness caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain, especially through thrombosis he was left disabled by a stroke smoking increases the risk of stroke 同義詞
- 1. move one's hand with gentle pressure over (a surface), typically repeatedly; caress he put his hand on her hair and stroked it
- ▪ apply (something) to a surface using a gentle movement she strokes blue eyeshadow on her eyelids
- ▪ North American informal reassure or flatter (someone), especially in order to gain their cooperation production executives were expert at stroking stars and brokering talent
- 2. act as the stroke of (a boat or crew) he stroked the coxed four to victory
- 3. hit or kick (a ball) smoothly and deliberately Markwick stroked the ball home