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Leni suffered a stroke last year, and is unable to walk.
Winning the lottery was quite a stroke of luck.
Using green as a background was a real stroke of genius (=an idea that shows great intelligence).
These plans are seen as a bold stroke by the local council.
With each stroke of the whip, the horse galloped faster.
With powerful strokes she pulled ahead of the others.
This is the British English definition of stroke. View American English definition of stroke.
a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve