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stroke / golpe
stroke   [strəʊk]
A. -noun
1. (=blow)   golpe (m)
·ten strokes of the lash
·diez azotes
·with one stroke of his knife
·de un solo navajazo
a. [at] a or one stroke =   de un solo golpe
b. stroke of [lightning] =   rayo (m)
2. (figurative)
·his greatest stroke was to ...
·su golpe maestro fue ...
a. a stroke of [diplomacy] =   un éxito diplomático
b. he hasn't [done] a stroke (of work) =   no ha dado golpe
c. a stroke of [genius] =   una ocurrencia genial
·the idea was a stroke of genius
·la idea ha sido genial
d. a stroke of [luck] =   un golpe de suerte
·by a stroke of luck
·por suerte
·then we had a stroke of luck
·luego nos favoreció la suerte
3. (=caress)   caricia (f)
·she [gave] the cat a stroke
·acarició el gato
·with a light stroke of the hand
·con un suave movimiento de la mano
4. [of pen]   trazo (m),   plumada (f)
b. [of brush]   pincelada (f)   (typography)   barra (f) oblicua
·with a thick stroke of the pen
·con un trazo grueso de la pluma
·at a stroke of the pen
·with one stroke of the pen
·de un plumazo
5. (Cricket, Golf)   golpe (m),   jugada (f)   (Billiards)   tacada (f)
·good stroke!
·¡buen golpe!,   ¡muy bien!
·to put somebody off his/her stroke
(=distract)   hacer perder la concentraciónoun a somebody, someone,   distraer a somebody, someone
·he tried to put me off my stroke
(Sport)   trató de hacerme errar el golpe
a. different strokes for different folks
(especially United States)   cada cual tiene sus gustos,   hay gustos como colores
6. (Swimming)
(=single movement)   brazada (f)
(=type of stroke)   estilo (m)
·he went ahead at every stroke
·se adelantaba con cada brazada
7. (Rowing)   remada (f)
(=person)   primera remeroa masculine/feminine
·they are rowing a fast stroke
·reman a ritmo rápido
·to row stroke
·ser el primer remero,   remar en el primer puesto
8. [of bell, clock]   campanada (f)
b. [on] the stroke of 12 =   al dar las 12
9. [of piston]   carrera (f)
10. (medicine)   derrame (m) cerebral,   apoplejía (f)
a. to [have] a stroke =   tener un derrame cerebral,   tener un ataque de apoplejía
B. -transitive verb
1. [+cat, somebody'noun hair]   acariciar
[+chin]   pasar la mano sobre,   pasar la mano por
2. (Rowing)
a. to stroke a [boat] =   ser el primero remero
·to stroke a boat to victory
·ser el primero remero del bote vencedor
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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