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Stroke vs. Struck — What's the Difference?

Stroke vs. Struck — What's the Difference?

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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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Struck

Struck is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Adolf Struck (1877–1911), German author Hermann Struck (1876–1944), German artist Karin Struck (1947–2006), German author Paul Struck (1776-1820), German composer Peter Struck (1943–2012), German politician (SPD) Peter Struck (classicist), professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
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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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Struck

Past tense and a past participle of strike.
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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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Struck

Affected or shut down by a labor strike.
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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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Struck

Simple past tense and past participle of strike
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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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Struck

(used in combination) affected by something overwhelming;
Conscience-smitten
Awe-struck
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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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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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Stroke

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

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

The striking of a bell or gong.
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Stroke

The sound so produced.
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Stroke

The time so indicated
At the stroke of midnight.
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Stroke

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

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

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

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

A keystroke.
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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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Stroke

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

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

The position occupied by this person.
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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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Stroke

The manner of executing such a movement.
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Stroke

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

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

The act of making such a mark.
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Stroke

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

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

A light caressing movement, as of the hand.
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Stroke

To mark with a single short line.
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Stroke

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

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

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

To make or perform a stroke.
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Stroke

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

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

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

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

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

A movement similar to that of hitting.
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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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Stroke

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

(figuratively)
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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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Stroke

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

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

Influence; power.
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Stroke

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

(obsolete)
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Stroke

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

Chiefly in to have a good stroke: appetite.
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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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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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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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Stroke

(figuratively)
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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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Stroke

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

(transitive)
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Stroke

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