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stroke definition

  1. tv. & in.
    to flatter someone; to soothe and comfort someone. : She “strokes” everybody to keep them on her side during the bad times.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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see at one stroke; no accounting for taste (different strokes for different folks); put one off one's stride (stroke).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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