stroke

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstrəʊk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stroʊk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(strōk)


Inflections of 'stroke' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
strokes
v 3rd person singular
stroking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stroked
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stroked
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

stroke

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [brush, hammer, cane] stroke
  2. use a [gentle, rough, smooth, careful] stroke
  3. gave the [cat, dog, puppy] a stroke
  4. [gentle] strokes (of paint)
  5. a [gentle] stroke on the [arm, head, shoulder]
  6. a [vertical, horizontal, diagonal, downward] stroke
  7. [get, receive] three strokes of the [cane, rod, belt]
  8. a swimming stroke
  9. swim with [effortless, graceful, long, short, confident] strokes
  10. the rowers [leaned into, stepped up, lengthened, shortened] the strokes
  11. the [team, pair, player] won by two strokes
  12. had a stroke of [luck, fortune, genius]
  13. [at, on] the stroke of [noon, midnight]
  14. at the [first, second, last] stroke
  15. with a stroke of [the brush, a pencil, his hand]
  16. different strokes for different folks
  17. [looking for, give him] an ego stroke
  18. her [grandmother] [had, suffered] a stroke
  19. the [risk, possibility, likelihood] of a stroke
n as adj
  1. stroke [patients, care, prevention]
v
  1. stroking [a cat, the dog]
  2. stroke the [cat's] [head, back, ears, tail]
  3. stroke her [cheeks, hair]
  4. stroked my hair back
  5. stroke your [beard, chin] (in contemplation)
  6. sexually explicit: stroke [him, his cock]
  7. stroke and [caress, kiss]
  8. stroked the paint [onto, over] the [canvas, wall]
  9. the waves stroked the [shore, boat]
  10. stroked the [ball, shot, putt, pitch]
  11. stroke out [during the night, in the hospital, after the accident]
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