stroke - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/strəʊk/
present tense
I/you/we/theystroke
he/she/itstrokes
present participlestroking
past tensestroked
past participlestroked
  1. 1
    to gently move your hand over skin, hair, or fur
  2. 3
    informal to say nice things to someone in order to make them feel better or to gain their support