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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.
At the stroke of nine (=at exactly nine o'clock) the band began to play.
a brush stroke
They added 230 customers to their list at a stroke.
You haven't done a stroke of work all morning.
He was put off his stroke by the arguing in the next room.
With the stroke of a pen, the chairman had signed away the company.
This is the British English definition of stroke. View American English definition of stroke.