stroke out

verb
stroked out; stroking out; strokes out

Definition of stroke out

transitive + intransitive

: to suffer a stroke (see stroke entry 2 sense 5) or to cause (someone) to suffer a stroke For a moment he was absolutely sure he was going to stroke out, have a heart attack, or both.— Stephen King Owen has been overwhelmed as he is still trying to slide into the fatherhood groove, so adding another baby into the mix could cause Owen to stroke out.— Miami News-Record Not only that, but you might stroke out Grandma— Mark Mcguire

First Known Use of stroke out

1981, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About stroke out

Time Traveler for stroke out

Time Traveler

The first known use of stroke out was in 1981

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near stroke out

stroke oar

stroke out

stroke play

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for stroke out

Cite this Entry

“Stroke out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroke%20out. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!