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Slash

To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes
Slash a path through the underbrush.
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Stroke

A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain causes cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding.
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Slash

To make a gash or gashes in.
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Stroke

An act of hitting or striking someone or something; a blow
He received three strokes of the cane
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Slash

To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color
Slash a sleeve.
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Stroke

A mark made by drawing a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in one direction across paper or canvas
The paint had been applied in careful, regular strokes
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Slash

(Sports) To swing a stick at (an opponent) in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules.
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Stroke

An act of moving one's hand across a surface with gentle pressure
Massage the cream into your skin using light upward strokes
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Slash

To criticize sharply
The reviewers slashed the composer's work.
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Stroke

Each of a series of movements in which something moves out of its position and back into it
The ray swam with effortless strokes of its huge wings
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Slash

(Sports) To hit or propel (a ball, for instance) forcefully in a straight line.
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Stroke

A sudden disabling attack or loss of consciousness caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain, especially through thrombosis
Smoking increases the risk of stroke
He was left disabled by a stroke
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Slash

To reduce or curtail drastically
Slash prices for a clearance sale.
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Stroke

Move one's hand with gentle pressure over (a surface), typically repeatedly; caress
He put his hand on her hair and stroked it
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Slash

To make forceful sweeping strokes with a sharp instrument.
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Stroke

Act as the stroke of (a boat or crew)
He stroked the coxed four to victory
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Slash

To cut one's way with such strokes
We slashed through the dense jungle.
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Stroke

Hit or kick (a ball) smoothly and deliberately
Markwick stroked the ball home
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Slash

To make drastic reductions in something
Slashing away at the budget.
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Stroke

The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
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Slash

A forceful sweeping stroke that is made with a sharp instrument.
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Stroke

The striking of a bell or gong.
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Slash

A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
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Stroke

The sound so produced.
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Slash

A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
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Stroke

The time so indicated
At the stroke of midnight.
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Slash

A diagonal mark ( / ) that is used especially to separate alternatives, as in and/or, to represent the word per, as in miles/hour, to separate component parts of a URL, as in whitehouse.gov/kids/patriotism/, and to indicate the ends of verse lines printed continuously, as in Old King Cole / Was a merry old soul. Also called virgule.
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Stroke

A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect
A stroke of lightning.
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Slash

Branches and other residue left on a forest floor after the cutting of timber.
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Stroke

A sudden occurrence or result
A stroke of luck.
A stroke of misfortune.
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Slash

Often slashes Wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes and trees.
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Stroke

A sudden severe attack, as of paralysis or sunstroke.
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Slash

A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
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Stroke

A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain, characterized by loss of muscular control, diminution or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of the damage to the brain. Also called cerebral accident, cerebrovascular accident.
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Slash

As well as; and. Used as a representation of the virgule (as in restaurant/art gallery or actor/director), often styled with hyphens in print
A restaurant slash art gallery.
An actor-slash-director.
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Stroke

An inspired or effective idea or act
A stroke of genius.
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Slash

A slashing action or motion, particularly:
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Stroke

A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion
The stroke of a pendulum.
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Slash

A swift, broad, cutting stroke made by an edged weapon or whip.
A slash of his blade just missed my ear.
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Stroke

A keystroke.
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Slash

(cricket) A wild swinging strike of the bat.
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Stroke

Any of a series of movements of a piston from one end of the limit of its motion to another.
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Slash

A hard swift lateral strike with a hockey or lacrosse stick, usually across another player's arms or legs.
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Stroke

A single completed movement of the limbs and body, as in swimming or rowing.
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Slash

Any similar wide striking motion.
He took a wild slash at the ball but the captain saved the team's skin by hacking it clear and setting up the team for a strike on the goal.
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Stroke

The manner or rate of executing such a movement
My favorite stroke is butterfly. She had a very rapid stroke.
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Slash

(figuratively) A sharp reduction.
After the war ended, the army saw a 50% slash in their operating budget.
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Stroke

The rower who sits nearest the coxswain or the stern and sets the tempo for the other rowers.
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Slash

A mark made by a slashing motion, particularly:
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Stroke

The position occupied by this person.
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Slash

A cut or laceration, often deep, made by an edged weapon or whip.
He was bleeding from a slash across his cheek.
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Stroke

A movement of the upper torso and arms for the purpose of striking a ball, as in golf or tennis.
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Slash

(botany) A deep taper-pointed incision in a plant.
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Stroke

The manner of executing such a movement.
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Slash

Something resembling such a mark, particularly:
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Stroke

A scoring unit in golf counted for such a movement
Finished six strokes under par.
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Slash

(fashion) A slit in an outer garment exposing a lining or inner garment, usually of a contrasting color or design; any intentional long vertical cut in a garment. Clearing
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Stroke

A single mark made by a writing or marking implement, such as a pen.
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Slash

A clearing in a forest, (particularly) those made by logging, fire, or other violent action.
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Stroke

The act of making such a mark.
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Slash

The slash mark: the punctuation mark ⟨/⟩, sometimes inclusive of any mark produced by a similar slashing movement of the pen, as the backslash ⟨\⟩.
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Stroke

A printed line in a graphic character that resembles such a mark.
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Slash

Female genitalia.
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Stroke

A distinctive effect or deft touch, as in literary composition.
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Slash

The loose woody debris remaining from a slash, the trimmings left while preparing felled trees for removal.
Slash generated during logging may constitute a fire hazard.
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Stroke

A light caressing movement, as of the hand.
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Slash

(fandom slang) Slash fiction.
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Stroke

To mark with a single short line.
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Slash

A drink of something; a draft.
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Stroke

To draw a line through; cancel
Stroked out the last sentence.
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Slash

A piss: an act of urination.
Where's the gents? I need to take a slash.
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Stroke

(Nautical) To set the pace for (a rowing crew).
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Slash

(US) A swampy area; a swamp.
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Stroke

To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
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Slash

(Scotland) A large quantity of watery food such as broth.
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Stroke

To make or perform a stroke.
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Slash

(UK) slatch: a deep trough of finely-fractured culm or a circular or elliptical pocket of coal.
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Stroke

(Nautical) To row at a particular rate per minute.
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Slash

To cut or attempt to cut, particularly:
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Stroke

To rub lightly with or as if with the hand or something held in the hand; caress.
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Slash

To cut with a swift broad stroke of an edged weapon.
They slashed at him with their swords, but only managed to nick one of his fingers.
She hacked and slashed her way across the jungle.
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Stroke

(Informal) To behave attentively or flatteringly toward (someone), especially in order to restore confidence or gain cooperation.
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Slash

To produce a similar wound with a savage strike of a whip.
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Stroke

An act of hitting; a blow, a hit.
A stroke on the chin
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Slash

(ice hockey) To strike swiftly and laterally with a hockey stick, usually across another player's arms or legs.
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Stroke

An act of striking with a weapon; a blow.
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Slash

(figuratively) To reduce sharply.
Competition forced them to slash prices.
Profits are only up right now because they slashed overhead, but employee morale and product quality have collapsed too.
Apr 06, 2022

Stroke

A single movement with a tool; also, an impact of a tool on an object.
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Slash

(fashion) To create slashes in a garment.
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Stroke

An act, or the sound, of the clapper or hammer of a clock hitting a bell or other striking mechanism; hence, the time when such a strike occurs.
On the stroke of midnight
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Slash

(figuratively) To criticize cuttingly.
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Stroke

(ball games) An act of hitting or trying to hit a ball; also, the manner in which this is done.
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Slash

To strike violently and randomly, particularly:
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Stroke

A movement similar to that of hitting.
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Slash

(cricket) To swing wildly at the ball.
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Stroke

One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished.
The stroke of a bird’s wing in flying
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Slash

To move quickly and violently.
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Stroke

A beat or throb, as of the heart or pulse.
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Slash

To crack a whip with a slashing motion.
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Stroke

(technology) A single movement or thrust of a part (such as a piston) of a machine that moves back and forth; also, the length of this movement.
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Slash

To clear land, with violent action such as logging or brushfires or through grazing.
The province's traditional slash-and-burn agriculture was only sustainable with a much smaller population.
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Stroke

(figuratively)
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Slash

To write slash fiction.
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Stroke

An act causing hurt or death, especially when seen as divine punishment.
The stroke of death
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Slash

To piss, to urinate.
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Stroke

A damaging occurrence, especially if sudden; a blow, a calamity.
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Slash

To work in wet conditions.
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Stroke

An amount of work; specifically, a large amount of business or work.
A stroke of business
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Slash

Used to note the sound or action of a slash.
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Stroke

A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done or produced; also, something accomplished by such an effort; an achievement, a feat.
A stroke of genius
A master stroke of policy
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Slash

(North America) Used to connect two or more identities in a list.
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Stroke

A movement of a brush in painting, of a chisel in carving, of a pen, pencil, or such implement in drawing or writing, etc., in one direction; hence, a line or mark made on a surface by such an implement.
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Slash

(North America) Used to list alternatives.
Alternatives can be marked by the slash/stroke/solidus punctuation mark, a tall, right-slanting oblique line.
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Stroke

A distinctive expression in a written composition; a touch.
To give some finishing strokes to an essay
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Slash

To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.
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Stroke

Influence; power.
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Slash

To lash; to ply the whip to.
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Stroke

(turn-based games) A masterful or effective action.
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Slash

To crack or snap, as a whip.
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Stroke

(medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
Suffer a stroke
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Slash

To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly.
Hewing and slashing at their idle shades.
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Stroke

(sciences) An individual discharge of lightning, particularly if causing damage.
A flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. If they are separated by enough time for the eye to distinguish them, the lightning will appear to flicker.
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Slash

A long cut; a cut made at random.
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Stroke

(obsolete)
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Slash

A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings.
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Stroke

The effect or result of a striking; affliction or injury; a bruise or wound; soreness.
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Slash

Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes.
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Stroke

Chiefly in to have a good stroke: appetite.
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Slash

A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, fire, or other destructive agency.
We passed over the shoulder of a ridge and around the edge of a fire slash, and then we had the mountain fairly before us.
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Stroke

(medicine) A sudden attack of any illness, especially if causing loss of consciousness or movement, or when fatal.
A stroke of apoplexy
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Slash

A wound made by cutting;
He put a bandage over the cut
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Stroke

(music) A bow or pluck of a string or strings of a stringed instrument; also, the manner in which a musical instrument is played; hence, a melody, a tune.
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Slash

An open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
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Stroke

An act of moving one's hand or an object along a surface in one direction, touching it lightly; a caress.
She gave the cat a stroke.
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Slash

A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
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Stroke

(figuratively)
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Slash

A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
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Stroke

A gesture of assurance given as encouragement; specifically (psychoanalysis) in transactional analysis: a (generally positive) reaction expressed to a person which fulfils their desires or needs.
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Slash

Cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
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Stroke

A flattering or friendly act, comment, etc., done or made to a person to influence them.
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Slash

Beat severely with a whip or rod;
The teacher often flogged the students
The children were severely trounced
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Stroke

(transitive)
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Slash

Cut open;
She slashed her wrists
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Stroke

To draw the horizontal line across the upright part (of the letter t).
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Slash

Cut drastically;
Prices were slashed
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Stroke

Followed by out or through: to draw a line or lines through (text) to indicate that it is deleted; to cancel, to strike or strike out.
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Slash

Move or stir about violently;
The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed
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Stroke

Of a bell or clock: to chime or sound to indicate (the hour, the time, etc.).
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Stroke

(rare) To mark (something) with lines or stripes; to stripe.
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Stroke

(ball games) To hit or kick (the ball) with a flowing or smooth motion; also, to score (a goal, a point, etc.) by doing so.
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Stroke

(rowing)
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Stroke

(swimming) To strike (the water) with one's arms and legs when swimming.
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Stroke

(obsolete) To depict (something) with a paintbrush.
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Stroke

(intransitive)
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Stroke

(medicine) Chiefly followed by out: to suffer loss of brain function when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted; to have a stroke (noun sense 4).
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Stroke

(swimming) To swim by making co-ordinated movements with the arms and legs.
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Stroke

To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom or brush) along (a surface) in one direction, touching it lightly; to caress.
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Stroke

To bring (something) to a certain condition by stroking (sense 1).
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Stroke

(figuratively)
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Stroke

To give assurance to (someone) through encouragement.
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Stroke

To influence (someone) by convincing or flattering them.
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Stroke

(agriculture) To milk (a cow or other animal); especially, to squeeze the teat of (a cow, etc.) to extract the last bit of milk from the udder; to strap dialectal, to strip.
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Stroke

(masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to (stone) by carving it with a tool.
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Stroke

(obsolete)
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Stroke

To sharpen (a knife or other cutting instrument) by honing or rubbing it against a surface.
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Stroke

(figuratively) To soothe (someone); also, to flatter or indulge (someone).
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Stroke

Struck.
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Stroke

The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
His hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree.
A fool's lips enter into contention and his mouth calleth for strokes.
He entered and won the whole kingdom of Naples without striking a stroke.
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Stroke

The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
In the day that Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
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Stroke

The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
Well, but what's o'clock?- Upon the stroke of ten. - Well, let is strike.
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Stroke

A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.
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Stroke

A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.
O, lasting as those colors may they shine,Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line.
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Stroke

Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.
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Stroke

A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
At this one stroke the man looked dead in law.
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Stroke

A throb or beat, as of the heart.
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Stroke

One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
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Stroke

A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.
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Stroke

The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
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Stroke

Power; influence.
He has a great stroke with the reader.
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Stroke

Appetite.
The oars where silver,Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke.
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Stroke

To strike.
Ye mote with the plat sword againStroken him in the wound, and it will close.
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Stroke

To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.
He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind,He stroked her cheeks.
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Stroke

To make smooth by rubbing.
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Stroke

To give a finely fluted surface to.
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Stroke

To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
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Stroke

(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
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Stroke

The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
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Stroke

A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
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Stroke

A light touch
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Stroke

A light touch with the hands
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Stroke

The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
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Stroke

A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
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Stroke

A mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
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Stroke

Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
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Stroke

A single complete movement
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Stroke

Touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions;
He stroked his long beard
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Stroke

Strike a ball with a smooth blow
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Stroke

Row at a particular rate
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Stroke

Treat gingerly or carefully;
You have to stroke the boss
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