English - Vietnamese Dictionary
stroke /strouk/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- cú, cú đánh, đòn
- to receive 20 strokes: bị đòn
- stroke of sword: một nhát gươm
- killed by a stroke of lightning: bị sét đánh chết
- finishing stroke: đòn kết liễu
- (y học) đột quỵ
- a stroke of apoplexy: đột quỵ ngập máu
- sự cố gắng
- he has not done a stroke of work: nó không gắng làm một tí việc gì cả
- to row a fast stroke: chèo nhanh
- nước bài, nước đi, "cú" , "miếng" , "đòn" ; sự thành công lớn
- to invent a new stroke in cricket: phát minh ra một "cú" mới cong crickê
- a stroke of genius: một ý kiến độc đáo
- a stroke of business: sự buôn may bán lời; một món phát tài
- a stroke of luck: dịp may bất ngờ
- nét (bút)
- up stroke: nép lên
- down stroke: nét xuống
- to portray with a few strokes: vẽ bằng một vài nét
- I could do it with a stroke of the pen: tôi chỉ gạch một nét bút là xong việc ấy
- finishing strokes: những nét sửa sang cuối cùng, những nét trau chuốt cuối cùng
- tiếng chuông đồng hồ
- it is on the stroke of nine: đồng hồ đánh chín giờ
- to arrive on the stroke [of time]: đến đúng giờ
- người đứng lái làm chịch (ở cuối thuyền) ((cũng) stroke oar (hiếm))
- ngoại động từ
- to stroke somebody ['s hair] the wrong way
+(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
+the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
+a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
+a light touch
+a light touch with the hands
+the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
+a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
+a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)
+any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
+a single complete movement
+touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
+strike a ball with a smooth blow
+row at a particular rate
+treat gingerly or carefully
Advanced English Dictionary
1 blow, rap, tap, thump, knock, smack, whack, swipe, slam, strike, Colloq wallop:
One stroke of the hammer and the nail went in.
2 action, motion, go, move, movement, feat, achievement:
She won the leading role and defeated her shyness at one stroke.
3 flourish, movement, gesture; mark, dash, Colloq splash:
With a stroke of the pen the man's fate was sealed.
4 beat, throb, pulse, pulsation, thump:
His heart was beating at exactly 72 strokes a minute.
5 attack, seizure, fit, apoplexy, apoplectic fit, spasm, paralytic attack or fit; Technical embolism, thrombosis, cerebrovascular accident, aneurysm:
Gerry has been incapacitated since he had a stroke.
6 pat, touch, caress:
A few strokes of her fingers on my brow and the headache was gone.
7 achievement, accomplishment, feat, act, action, work; example; touch:
Your idea of having a jazz concert to raise money is a stroke of genius.
8 bit, jot or tittle, scrap, iota, touch, stitch, hint, suggestion:
You haven't done a stroke of work all morning.
9 occurrence, happening, matter:
It was just a stroke of luck that I came along when I did.
10 caress, pet, pat, fondle; massage, rub, soothe:
His heart beat faster when she stroked his hand lightly with her fingertips.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 an act of hitting a ball, for example with a bat or RACKET: What a beautiful stroke! + He won by two strokes (= in golf, by taking two fewer strokes than his opponent).
2 a single movement of the arm when hitting sb/sth: His punishment was six strokes of the cane.
in swimming / rowing
3 any of a series of repeated movements in swimming or rowing: She took a few more strokes to reach the bank. + He swam with long powerful strokes.
4 (often in compounds) a style of swimming: Butterfly is the only stroke I can't do.
See also - BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE
5 the person who sets the speed at which everyone in a boat rows
6 [usually sing.] (especially BrE) an act of moving your hand gently over a surface, usually several times: He gave the cat a stroke.
of pen / brush
7 a mark made by moving a pen, brush, etc. once across a surface: to paint with fine brush strokes + At the stroke of a pen (= by signing sth) they removed thousands of people from the welfare system.
8 ~ (of sth) a single successful action or event: Your idea was a stroke of genius. + It was a stroke of luck that I found you here. + It was a bold stroke to reveal the identity of the murderer on the first page. + She never does a stroke (of work) (= never does any work).
See also - MASTER STROKE
9 each of the sounds made by a clock or bell giving the hours: At the first stroke it will be 9 o'clock exactly. + on the stroke of three (= at 3 o'clock exactly)
10 a sudden serious illness when a blood VESSEL (= tube) in the brain bursts or is blocked, which can cause death or the loss of the ability to move or to speak clearly: to have / suffer a stroke + The stroke left him partly paralysed.
Idioms: at a (single) stroke
at one stroke with a single immediate action: They threatened to cancel the whole project at a stroke.
put sb off their stroke (BrE) to make sb make a mistake or hesitate in what they are doing: My speech was going well until I was put off my stroke by an interruption.
+ verb [VN]
1 (especially BrE) to move your hand gently and slowly over an animal's fur or hair: He's a beautiful dog. Can I stroke him?
See also - PET
2 to move your hand gently over a surface, sb's hair, etc: He stroked her hair affectionately.
move sth gently
3 [+adv./prep.] to move sth somewhere with a gentle movement: She stroked away his tears. + He stroked the ball between the posts.
be nice to sb
4 (informal, especially AmE) to be very nice to sb, especially to get them to do what you want
1 of a brush, pen, etc.
long, short | broad, thick | narrow, thin | bold, vigorous
She caught his likeness with a few bold brush strokes.
| even | quick, slow | downward, upward | brush, pen, pencil
with a stroke of the pen
With a stroke of the pen our names were removed from the register.
2 in sport
fast, slow | powerful
The Romanian rowers pulled ahead with fast, powerful strokes.
| backhand, forehand (in tennis, etc.)
VERB + STROKE
He played some powerful backhand strokes throughout the game.
by a, two, etc. ~ (in golf)
Woods leads by two strokes.
a/two, etc. strokes ahead/behind (in golf)
3 in swimming
He swam back with long slow strokes.
| fast, slow | back
VERB + STROKE
You can't swim more than four strokes before you reach the other side.
4 sudden illness of the brain
crippling, massive, serious | minor, slight | fatal
VERB + STROKE
She had a massive stroke and lost her speech.
STROKE + VERB
leave sb …
The stroke left him paralysed down his right side.
STROKE + NOUN
> Special page at ILLNESS
5 sth that happens unexpectedly
I had a sudden stroke of inspiration.
VERB + STROKE
at a/one ~
They lost half their fortune at a stroke.
| ~ of
a stroke of genius
a stroke of (good/bad) luck, a stroke of (good) fortune
More information about STROKE
fast, powerful, strong
do, swim (the) ~
a swimmer doing the crawl I can't swim butterfly.
strike out in/with
breaststroke/crawlShe struck out with a strong crawl towards the shore.
a length of ~
He did 15 lengths of backstroke every morning.
In competitions the categories are
backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly,
= in which competitors do crawl because it is fastest
). 100 metres, 200 metres, etc. ~ men's, women's ~ compete in ~
competing in the women's 100 metres freestyle
in the ~
He came first in the 200 metres backstroke.
gently, lightly, softly, tenderly | thoughtfully
He stroked his beard thoughtfully.
She stroked the cat absently.
She gently stroked away his tears.
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