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stroke

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stroke

verb

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1 to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • the young mother gently stroked the sleeping child's brow and then leaned over and kissed him

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2 to praise too much
  • a politician with a special gift for stroking fat-cat donors

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The first known use of stroke was before the 12th century

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“Stroke.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stroke. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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