Nouns (17)

stroking, stroke
n. a light touch with the hands
n. a single complete movement
n. any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
n. a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
chance event, fortuity, stroke, accident
n. 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"
n. the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
cam stroke, stroke, throw
n. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
cerebrovascular accident, apoplexy, stroke, CVA
n. a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

Verbs (4)

v. treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
v. strike a ball with a smooth blow
v. row at a particular rate
v. touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"

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Fuzzynyms (34)

squeeze, clinch, hug
n. a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
n. kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
pinch, exigency, emergency
n. a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
collapse, crash
n. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
v. purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
finger, feel
v. examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
thumb, finger
v. feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book"
feel, palpate
v. examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
palm, handle
v. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
pat, dab
v. hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"
v. touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
furbish, burnish, buff
v. polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
skim over, skim
v. move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
v. move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
v. strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
snuggle, nestle
v. position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
make clean, clean
v. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
strip, clean
v. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

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Antonyms (4)

ill luck, tough luck, bad luck, misfortune
n. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes


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