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Part of speech: Noun

The act of making a blow, or the blow made; as, the stroke of a hammer; a powerful or sudden action suggesting a blow; as, a strock of lightning; a strong effort to bring about a result, or the result brought about; as, a stroke of business; a gently moving touch; as, a soft stroke of the hand; a movement with an instrument, as a pencil or pen, or the mark made; sound of a clock in marking the time; one of a series of movements, as the sweep of an oar; the oarsman in a boat who sets the time to the rowers.

Part of speech: Verb

To rub gently with the hand; as, to stroke a cat.

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