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stroke 1

 (strōk)
n.
1. The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
2.
a. The striking of a bell or gong.
b. The sound so produced.
c. The time so indicated: at the stroke of midnight.
3. A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect: a stroke of lightning.
4. A sudden occurrence or result: a stroke of luck; a stroke of misfortune.
5. A sudden severe attack, as of paralysis or sunstroke.
6. A sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain, characterized by loss of muscular control, diminution or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of the damage to the brain. Also called cerebral accident, cerebrovascular accident.
7. An inspired or effective idea or act: a stroke of genius.
8.
a. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion: the stroke of a pendulum.
b. A keystroke.
c. Any of a series of movements of a piston from one end of the limit of its motion to another.
9.
a. A single completed movement of the limbs and body, as in swimming or rowing.
b. The manner or rate of executing such a movement: My favorite stroke is butterfly. She had a very rapid stroke.
10. Nautical
a. The rower who sits nearest the coxswain or the stern and sets the tempo for the other rowers.
b. The position occupied by this person.
11. Sports
a. A movement of the upper torso and arms for the purpose of striking a ball, as in golf or tennis.
b. The manner of executing such a movement.
c. A scoring unit in golf counted for such a movement: finished six strokes under par.
12.
a. A single mark made by a writing or marking implement, such as a pen.
b. The act of making such a mark.
c. A printed line in a graphic character that resembles such a mark.
13. A distinctive effect or deft touch, as in literary composition.
v. stroked, strok·ing, strokes
v.tr.
1.
a. To mark with a single short line.
b. To draw a line through; cancel: stroked out the last sentence.
2. Nautical To set the pace for (a rowing crew).
3. To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
v.intr.
1. To make or perform a stroke.
2. Nautical To row at a particular rate per minute.

[Middle English, probably from Old English *strāc; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

stroke 2

 (strōk)
tr.v. stroked, strok·ing, strokes
1. To rub lightly with or as if with the hand or something held in the hand; caress. See Synonyms at caress.
2. Informal To behave attentively or flatteringly toward (someone), especially in order to restore confidence or gain cooperation.
n.
A light caressing movement, as of the hand.

[Middle English stroken, from Old English strācian, from *strāc, stroke; see stroke1.]

strok′er n.

stroke

(strəʊk)
n
1. the act or an instance of striking; a blow, knock, or hit
2. a sudden action, movement, or occurrence: a stroke of luck.
3. a brilliant or inspired act or feat: a stroke of genius.
4. (Pathology) pathol apoplexy; rupture of a blood vessel in the brain resulting in loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, or embolism or thrombosis affecting a cerebral vessel
5. (Horology)
a. the striking of a clock
b. the hour registered by the striking of a clock: on the stroke of three.
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a mark, flourish, or line made by a writing implement
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for solidus, used esp when dictating or reading aloud
8. a light touch or caress, as with the fingers
9. (Physiology) a pulsation, esp of the heart
10. a single complete movement or one of a series of complete movements
11. (Ball Games, other than specified) sport the act or manner of striking the ball with a racket, club, bat, etc
12. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) any one of the repeated movements used by a swimmer to propel himself through the water
13. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a manner of swimming, esp one of several named styles such as the crawl or butterfly
14. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. any one of a series of linear movements of a reciprocating part, such as a piston
b. the distance travelled by such a part from one end of its movement to the other
15. (Rowing) a single pull on an oar or oars in rowing
16. (Rowing) manner or style of rowing
17. (Rowing) the oarsman who sits nearest the stern of a shell, facing the cox, and sets the rate of striking for the rest of the crew
18. informal US a compliment or comment that enhances a person's self-esteem
19. (modifier) slang chiefly US pornographic; masturbatory: stroke magazines.
20. a stroke a stroke of work (usually used with a negative) a small amount of work
21. off one's stroke performing or working less well than usual
22. on the stroke of punctually at
vb
23. (tr) to touch, brush, or caress lightly or gently
24. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to mark a line or a stroke on or through
25. (Rowing) to act as the stroke of (a racing shell)
26. (Ball Games, other than specified) (tr) sport to strike (a ball) with a smooth swinging blow
27. (tr) informal US and Canadian to handle or influence (someone) with care, using persuasion, flattery, etc
[Old English strācian; related to Middle Low German strēken; see strike]

stroke1

(stroʊk)

n., v. stroked, strok•ing. n.
1. an act or instance of striking, as with the fist or a hammer; blow.
2. a hitting of or upon anything.
3. a striking of a clapper or hammer, as on a bell, or the sound produced by this.
4. a throb or pulsation, as of the heart.
5. a blockage or hemorrhage of a blood vessel leading to the brain, causing an inadequate oxygen supply and often long-term impairment of sensation, movement, or functioning of part of the body.
6. a sudden, vigorous action or movement likened to a blow in its effect.
7. a hitting of the ball in tennis, pool, etc.
8. a single complete movement, esp. one continuously repeated in some process.
9.
a. a movement of a pen, pencil, brush, or the like.
b. a mark made by such a movement.
10. a distinctive or effective touch in a literary composition.
11. a piece or portion of work.
12. an attempt to attain some object: a bold stroke for liberty.
13. a feat; achievement: a stroke of genius.
14. a sudden or chance happening: a stroke of luck.
15.
a. a type or method of swimming: The crawl is a rapid stroke.
b. any of the successive movements of the arms and legs in swimming.
16.
a. a single pull of the oar.
b. the manner or style of moving the oars.
c. Also called stroke′ oar`. the crew member nearest to the stern of the boat, to whose strokes those of the other crew members must conform.
17.
a. one of a series of alternating continuous movements of a mechanical component back and forth over or through the same line.
b. the complete movement of a moving part, esp. a reciprocating part, in one direction.
v.t.
18. to mark with a stroke or strokes; cancel, as by a stroke of a pen.
19.
a. to row as a stroke oar of (a boat or crew).
b. to set the stroke for the crew of (a boat).
20. to hit (a ball), as with a smooth swing of a bat.
[1250–1300; Middle English strok, strak (n.), probably continuing Old English *strāc (whence strācian to stroke2)]

stroke2

(stroʊk)

v. stroked, strok•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to pass the hand or an instrument over gently, or with little pressure, as in soothing or caressing.
2. to promote feelings of self-approval in, as by praise or flattery.
n.
3. an act or instance of stroking.
[before 900; Middle English (v.), Old English strācian, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German strēken, Old High German streihhōn; akin to strike]

stroke

(strōk)
A sudden interruption in the normal functioning of the brain, often resulting in slurred speech and loss of muscle control and feeling on one side of the body. Strokes are usually caused by a reduction in blood flow to a part of the brain.

stroke


Past participle: stroked
Gerund: stroking

Imperative
stroke
stroke
Present
I stroke
you stroke
he/she/it strokes
we stroke
you stroke
they stroke
Preterite
I stroked
you stroked
he/she/it stroked
we stroked
you stroked
they stroked
Present Continuous
I am stroking
you are stroking
he/she/it is stroking
we are stroking
you are stroking
they are stroking
Present Perfect
I have stroked
you have stroked
he/she/it has stroked
we have stroked
you have stroked
they have stroked
Past Continuous
I was stroking
you were stroking
he/she/it was stroking
we were stroking
you were stroking
they were stroking
Past Perfect
I had stroked
you had stroked
he/she/it had stroked
we had stroked
you had stroked
they had stroked
Future
I will stroke
you will stroke
he/she/it will stroke
we will stroke
you will stroke
they will stroke
Future Perfect
I will have stroked
you will have stroked
he/she/it will have stroked
we will have stroked
you will have stroked
they will have stroked
Future Continuous
I will be stroking
you will be stroking
he/she/it will be stroking
we will be stroking
you will be stroking
they will be stroking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stroking
you have been stroking
he/she/it has been stroking
we have been stroking
you have been stroking
they have been stroking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stroking
you will have been stroking
he/she/it will have been stroking
we will have been stroking
you will have been stroking
they will have been stroking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stroking
you had been stroking
he/she/it had been stroking
we had been stroking
you had been stroking
they had been stroking
Conditional
I would stroke
you would stroke
he/she/it would stroke
we would stroke
you would stroke
they would stroke
Past Conditional
I would have stroked
you would have stroked
he/she/it would have stroked
we would have stroked
you would have stroked
they would have stroked

stroke

The effect of a fault in the blood flow through the brain, caused either by a burst blood vessel or by an obstruction to the blood supply. Recovery of a victim’s faculties may be protracted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stroke - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or handstroke - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
follow-through - the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion; "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target"; "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"
break - the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
carom, cannon - a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
masse, masse shot - a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
miscue - a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
undercut, cut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
swipe - a sweeping stroke or blow
tennis shot, tennis stroke - the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
baseball swing, swing, cut - in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
2.stroke - the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
instroke - the stroke of an engine piston moving away from the crankshaft
outstroke - the stroke of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft
3.stroke - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brainstroke - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke - stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral hemorrhage - bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain
4.stroke - a light touch
touch, touching - the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
5.stroke - a light touch with the handsstroke - a light touch with the hands  
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
caress - a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"
6.stroke - (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
7.stroke - the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
oarsman, rower - someone who rows a boat
8.stroke - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent causestroke - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
hap - an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
happy chance, break, good luck - an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"
coincidence, happenstance - an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
lottery - something that is regarded as a chance event; "the election was just a lottery to them"
9.stroke - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of informationstroke - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
10.stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
print, mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
downstroke - a stroke normally made in a downward direction
upstroke - a stroke normally made in an upward direction
flick - a short stroke
underline, underscore - a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
11.stroke - any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
12.stroke - a single complete movement
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
key stroke, keystroke - the stroke of a key; one depression of a key on a keyboard; "the number of keystrokes was used as a measure of work"
beat - a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
bow - a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.stroke - touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
caress, fondle - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"
lap, lick - pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
2.stroke - strike a ball with a smooth blow
strike, hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
3.stroke - row at a particular rate
row - propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"
4.stroke - treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly

stroke

verb
1. caress, rub, fondle, pat, pet She was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat.
noun
1. apoplexy, fit, seizure, attack, shock, collapse He had a minor stroke in 1987, which left him partly paralysed.
2. mark, line, slash Fill in gaps by using short, upward strokes of the pencil.
3. movement, action, motion I turned and swam a few strokes further out to sea.
4. chime, striking, ring, knell, peal, ding dong On the stroke of 12, fireworks suddenly exploded into the night.
5. blow, hit, knock, pat, rap, thump, swipe He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
6. feat, move, achievement, accomplishment, movement At the time, his appointment seemed a stroke of genius.
at a stroke in one go, at the same time, simultaneously, synchronously The disease knocked out 40 million rabbits at a stroke.
Translations
جَدْفَهجُهْد، عَمَلحَرَكَة الذِّراعَيْن في السِّباحَهخَطَّه، شَرْطَهدَقَّه
hladitmrtvicepohlazeníránaráz
slagtilfældeaeaenhjerneblødningkærtegn
aivoverenkiertohäiriöiskulyöntisilittääsilitys
caressercoupcaresseattaqueattaque cérébrale
חתירהפעימהשבץ מוחי
gladitimoždani udar
áratogdráttur; strik; pennafarhandtakhapp; óhapphögg
なでるなでること
뇌졸중쓰다듬다
backstrokebrassbreaststrokecirtiensglāstīšana
mŕtvicaškrt
gladitikapljubkovatipotezaudarec
klappaslag
การอุดตันของเส้นโลหิตที่ไปเลี้ยงสมองสัมผัสหรือลูบคลำ
okşamaokşamakparçasıvazlamaktek bir kürek darbesi
đột quỵvuốt ve

stroke

[strəʊk]
A. N
1. (= blow) → golpe m
ten strokes of the lashdiez azotes
with one stroke of his knifede un solo navajazo
at a or one strokede un solo golpe
stroke of lightningrayo m
2. (fig) his greatest stroke was tosu golpe maestro fue ...
a stroke of diplomacyun éxito diplomático
he hasn't done a stroke (of work)no ha dado golpe
a stroke of geniusuna ocurrencia genial
the idea was a stroke of geniusla idea ha sido genial
a stroke of luckun golpe de suerte
by a stroke of luckpor suerte
then we had a stroke of luckluego nos favoreció la suerte
3. (= caress) → caricia f
she gave the cat a strokeacarició el gato
with a light stroke of the handcon un suave movimiento de la mano
4. [of pen] → trazo m, plumada f; [of brush] → pincelada f (Typ) → barra f oblicua
with a thick stroke of the pencon un trazo grueso de la pluma
at a stroke of the pen; with one stroke of the pende un plumazo
5. (Cricket, Golf) → golpe m, jugada f (Billiards) → tacada f
good stroke!¡buen golpe!, ¡muy bien!
to put sb off his/her stroke (= distract) → hacer perder la concentración a algn, distraer a algn
he tried to put me off my stroke (Sport) → trató de hacerme errar el golpe
different strokes for different folks (esp US) → 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 strokese adelantaba con cada brazada
7. (Rowing) → remada f; (= person) → primer(a) remero/a m/f
they are rowing a fast strokereman a ritmo rápido
to row strokeser el primer remero, remar en el primer puesto
8. [of bell, clock] → campanada f
on the stroke of 12al dar las 12
9. [of piston] → carrera f
10. (Med) → derrame m cerebral, apoplejía f
to have a stroketener un derrame cerebral, tener un ataque de apoplejía
B. VT
1. [+ cat, sb's hair] → acariciar; [+ chin] → pasar la mano sobre, pasar la mano por
2. (Rowing)
to stroke a boatser el primero remero
to stroke a boat to victoryser el primero remero del bote vencedor

stroke

[ˈstrəʊk]
n
(= hitting movement) (in tennis, baseball, cricket, golf)coup m
(= blow) [cane, whip] → coup m
(in swimming) (= movement) → mouvement m de bras (= swimming style) → nage f
(in rowing) (= movement) → coup m de rame
(= caress) → caresse f
[pen, brush] → touche f
[clock] → coup m
on the stroke of 5 → sur le coup de 5 heures
(= piece) [luck, good fortune] → coup m
It didn't rain which was a stroke of good luck → Il n'a pas plu ce qui était un coup de chance.
a stroke of inspiration → une inspiration
not to do a stroke of work → ne pas en faire une rame
(TECHNICAL) [piston] → course f
a 2-stroke engine → un moteur à 2 temps
at a stroke, in one stroke (= in one go) → d'un seul coup
vtcaresser

stroke

n
(= blow)Schlag m, → Hieb m; a stroke of lightningein Blitz(schlag) m
(Cricket, Golf, Rowing, Tennis) → Schlag m; (Billiards) → Stoß m; (Swimming: = movement) → Zug m; (= type of stroke)Stil m; stroke rate (Rowing) → Schlagzahl f; they are rowing (at) a fast strokesie rudern mit hoher Schlagzahl; to put somebody off his stroke (fig)jdn aus dem Takt or Konzept bringen
(Rowing: = person) → Schlagmann m
(of pen, brush etc)Strich m; (fig, of work) → Schlag m; (in diplomacy, business) → Schachzug m; he doesn’t do a stroke (of work)er tut keinen Schlag (inf), → er rührt keinen Finger (inf); a stroke of geniusein genialer Einfall; a stroke of luckein Glücksfall m; we had a stroke of luckwir hatten Glück; with one stroke of the pen (lit, fig)mit einem Federstrich; at a or one strokemit einem Schlag
(of clock)Schlag m; on the stroke of twelvePunkt zwölf (Uhr)
(of piston)Hub m; two-stroke engineZweitaktmotor m
(Med) → Schlag m; to have a strokeeinen Schlag(anfall) bekommen
(= caress)Streicheln nt no pl; to give somebody/something a strokejdn/etw streicheln; with gentle strokesmit sanftem Streicheln; different strokes for different folks (esp US inf) → jedem Tierchen sein Pläsierchen (hum inf)
vt
cat, hand, hair, facestreicheln; he stroked his chiner strich sich (dat)übers Kinn; to stroke one’s hair downsich (dat)das Haar glatt streichen
to stroke a boat (to victory)als Schlagmann (ein Boot zum Sieg) rudern

stroke

[strəʊk]
1. n
a. (blow) → colpo
at a stroke, at one stroke → d'un solo colpo
b. (caress) → carezza
c. (Med) → colpo apoplettico
d. (of pen) → tratto; (of brush) → pennellata
e. (Cricket, Golf) → colpo (Rowing) → vogata, remata (Swimming) (single movement) → bracciata; (style) → nuoto
butterfly stroke → nuoto a farfalla
he hasn't done a stroke (of work) → non ha fatto un bel niente
a stroke of genius → un lampo di genio
a stroke of luck → un colpo di fortuna
to put sb off his stroke (Sport) → far perdere il ritmo a qn (fig) → far perdere la concentrazione a qn
f. (of bell, clock) → rintocco
on the stroke of 12 → allo scoccare delle 12
g. (of piston) → corsa
two-stroke engine → motore m a due tempi
2. vt (cat, sb's hair) → accarezzare

stroke1

(strəuk) noun
1. an act of hitting, or the blow given. He felled the tree with one stroke of the axe; the stroke of a whip.
2. a sudden occurrence of something. a stroke of lightning; an unfortunate stroke of fate; What a stroke of luck to find that money!
3. the sound made by a clock striking the hour. She arrived on the stroke of (= punctually at) ten.
4. a movement or mark made in one direction by a pen, pencil, paintbrush etc. short, even pencil strokes.
5. a single pull of an oar in rowing, or a hit with the bat in playing cricket.
6. a movement of the arms and legs in swimming, or a particular method of swimming. He swam with slow, strong strokes; Can you do breaststroke/backstroke?
7. an effort or action. I haven't done a stroke (of work) all day.
8. a sudden attack of illness which damages the brain, causing paralysis, loss of feeling in the body etc.
at a stroke
with a single effort. We can't solve all these problems at a stroke.

stroke2

(strəuk) verb
to rub (eg a furry animal) gently and repeatedly in one direction, especially as a sign of affection. He stroked the cat / her hair; The dog loves being stroked.
noun
an act of stroking. He gave the dog a stroke.

stroke

سَكْتَة, يـُمَلِّسُ hladit, mrtvice ae, slagtilfælde Streicheln εγκεφαλικό, χαϊδεύω acariciar, ataque, caricia sivellä, sively attaque, caresser gladiti, moždani udar accarezzare, colpo なでる, なでること 뇌졸중, 쓰다듬다 beroerte, strelen klapp, stryke cios, pogłaskać acariciar, AVC, AVC (Acidente Vascular Cerebral) гладить, удар klappa, slag การอุดตันของเส้นโลหิตที่ไปเลี้ยงสมอง, สัมผัสหรือลูบคลำ okşama, okşamak đột quỵ, vuốt ve 中风, 抚摸

stroke

[MIM*601367]
1. n. embolia cerebral, apoplejía; ataque súbito;
2. choque, golpe.

stroke

n (blow) golpe m; (cerebrovascular event) (all types) ictus (apopléjico) (form), apoplejía (form), accidente m cerebrovascular (form), ataque m (cerebral), embolia (fam), derrame m (fam); (embolic) embolia cerebral; (hemorrhagic) derrame or hemorragia cerebral; (ischemic) accidente cerebrovascular isquémico, infarto cerebral
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WE LOVE DRAMA DOCTOR FOSTER (BBC1, 9pm) PHILANDERING no-good husband Simon has had a stroke of luck - after his wife Gemma took pity on him at the end of last week's episode, she took him back.
What a stroke of luck that The X Factor's ever-vigilant cameras just happened to catch fall guy Ryan Ruckledge heading for the bar to drown his musical sorrows in wine, beer and "double voddies".
By a stroke of luck, a little later in 2002, Northern Broadsides Theatre Co brought Macbeth to the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
DUMBARTON'S Andy Graham netted the all-important winner against Brechin but admitted his goal was a stroke of luck.
It's a lifechanging tragedy for him, but, if you'll pardon the pun, the most unbelievable stroke of luck for Ian Beale, buying him some time until Patrick, pictured with Denise, recovers enough to be able to grab a pen and scrawl: "Ian
I love it when someone like yourselves gets a stroke of luck.
ALAN MANNUS admits he enjoyed a huge stroke of luck after being beaten by Nadir Ciftci's superb free-kick in the final.
This could actually turn out to be a stroke of luck, though, because the police are being so useless, the only hand-cuffs Cameron - right - looks likely to end up in are furry ones.
He said: "It was a stroke of luck that Paul found Somerset.
The stroke of luck on the Vernons coupon meant a cash payout of just under PS3,000 for everyone in the syndicate at the firm.
Newcastle keeper Steve Harper was thankful for his stroke of luck and admitted: "I genuinely thought I'd saved it (Anichebe's effort) but apparently it was over the line.
However, what appears to be a stroke of luck soon becomes a disaster when Rita gets involved.