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stroke

noun

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  1. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument all it took was one hard stroke to knock the ball out of the tree Synonyms of stroke bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, blow, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to stroke counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping


stroke

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stroke

  1. 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 Synonyms of stroke caress, gentle, love, pat, pet, fondleWords Related to stroke bill, canoodle, cuddle, neck, nestle, nose, nuzzle, snuggle, spoon; feel up, paw; cradle, embrace, enfold, hug; bounce, dandle; knead, massage; baby, coddle, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

  2. 2 to praise too much a politician with a special gift for stroking fat-cat donors Synonyms of stroke adulate, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, honey, massage, overpraise, puff, soft-soap, flatterWords Related to stroke blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; fawn, kowtow, suck (up to), toady; idolize, worship; eulogize, extol (also extoll), laud, praise; applaud, commend, compliment; congratulate, felicitate; drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, romance, wooNear Antonyms of stroke bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down



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