stroke out


stroked out; stroking out; strokes 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 GrandmaMark Mcguire

Examples of stroke out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Aztecs are tied for ninth, 13 strokes out of fifth place. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 Alas, her function was to appear weak and easily startled — so much so that her character might stroke out if the film’s central deception was revealed. Carmel Dagan, Variety, 4 Jan. 2024 The Beavers are one stroke out of fifth, a key target as the top five teams after 54 holes advance from regionals to the NCAAs, May 24-29 in Scottsdale, Arizona. oregonlive, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stroke out was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Stroke out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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