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[n] a light touch with the hands
[n] a single complete movement
[n] (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"; "a good shot require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
[n] any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
[n] a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
[n] a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
[n] the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
[n] a light touch
[n] the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
[n] a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
[v] treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
[v] strike a ball with a smooth blow
[v] be or act as the stroke
[v] touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"

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