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And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning.
Story Musgrave

Meaning of "a stroke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A STROKE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A STROKE

a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
a sight for sore eyes
A sizes
a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a tad
a tall order
a taste of one´s own medicine
a tempo
a thick ear

WORDS THAT END LIKE A STROKE

backstroke
breaststroke
broke
brushstroke
butterfly stroke
downstroke
exhaust stroke
four-stroke
heat stroke
heatstroke
instroke
keystroke
lightning stroke
masterstroke
return stroke
sidestroke
stroke
sunstroke
thunderstroke
two-stroke
upstroke

Synonyms and antonyms of a stroke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a stroke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A STROKE

Find out the translation of a stroke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a stroke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a stroke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un accidente cerebrovascular
570 millions of speakers

English

a stroke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक स्ट्रोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السكتة الدماغية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

инсульт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um derrame
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি স্ট্রোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un accident vasculaire cérébral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Strok
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Schlaganfall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ストローク
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스트로크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stroke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cơn đột quỵ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பக்கவாதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक स्ट्रोक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir inme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un ictus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skok
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інсульт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un accident vascular cerebral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα εγκεφαλικό επεισόδιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n beroerte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en stroke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et slag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a stroke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A STROKE»

The term «a stroke» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.510 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A STROKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «a stroke» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «a stroke» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a stroke

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5 QUOTES WITH «A STROKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a stroke.
1
Bill Bryson
There'd never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States - alcohol production - and just handed it to criminals - a pretty remarkable thing to do.
2
Anthony Edwards
Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.
3
John McWhorter
As languages go, English is pretty user friendly. If you look at a tiny language spoken somewhere that most of us have never heard of, chances are it's going to be so complicated that you have a hard time imagining how people can walk around speaking it without having a stroke.
4
Story Musgrave
And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning.
5
Matthew Perry
I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A STROKE»

Discover the use of a stroke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a stroke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
A brain scientist discusses suffering a stroke at the age of thirty-seven, describing her discovery of differences in the left and right side of the brain and the steps she took over a period of eight years to recover her health.
Jill Bolte Taylor, 2009
2
After a Stroke: A Support Book for Patients, Caregivers, ...
Explains what a stroke is, describes its consequences, treatment, and effect on the victim's family, and offers advice on rehabilitation and prevention
Geoffrey A. Donnan, 1992
3
After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier
The tips included in this book cover everything from dressing, hair care, cooking, and airline travel to using a computer and alleviating pain. Many activities that we take for granted can become a challenge after surviving a stroke.
Cleo Hutton, 2009
4
When Your Spouse Has a Stroke: Caring for Your Partner, ...
Such a drastic change naturally requires making many, sometimes taxing, adjustments. In this book, two experts in stroke recovery help couples deal with the impact of stroke on their lives and their relationship. Drs.
Sara Palmer, Jeffrey B. Palmer, 2011
5
A Stroke Of Midnight: (Merry Gentry 4)
I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie.
Laurell K Hamilton, 2010
6
A Stroke of Health
More than a guide for healthy eating, the story provides a glimse of this family's faith, love and strength. www.judiswartz.com
Judith H. Swartz, 2009
7
Acute Stroke Nursing
The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team.
Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins, 2010
8
Caplan's Stroke: A Clinical Approach
Updated and revised, this new edition of Caplan's Stroke continues to provide a concise and pragmatic approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of adult and pediatric stroke patients.
Louis R. Caplan, 2009
9
The Tales of a Stroke Patient
Your blog really made me see what a survivor sees and feel what they feel. Because of your willingness to share, I now know that I m doing the right thing by hanging in there. Jada Thompson, a Reader Oh Joyce.... Really touched my heart.
Joyce Hoffman, 2012
10
A Brain's Battle Against a Stroke: Refocusing My Memory on ...
This book is the clinical history of the author, a stroke victim.
Robert Sussler, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A STROKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a stroke is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Angelo Ross, Santa Cruz County Stories: Recovering from a stroke
Angelo Ross, Santa Cruz County Stories: Recovering from a stroke, longtime Santa Cruz teacher and coach always looks to the positive in life. «Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
Jimmy Greaves appeal launched for £30000 to help him recover …
A £30,000 fundraising appeal has been launched to help England football legend Jimmy Greaves recover from a stroke. The 75-year-old, who ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Jason Brooks & Don McCullin: 'After dinner, Don suffered a stroke
I'd had a stroke. It's not often you meet someone and can put the blame on them for giving you a stroke. He must have thought, "That silly old ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
SLO County hospitals earn national stroke center designations
People suffering a stroke in San Luis Obispo County may have a better chance of avoiding death or serious disability now that every hospital in ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Rower who suffered stroke won a Henley medal
But to achieve it after suffering a stroke, as Sam Barnes did, is a feat that ... to discover he had suffered a stroke, a rare occurrence at Sam's age. «Henley Standard, Jul 15»
6
'A Stroke in Time' Chronicles Story of Outer Cove Rowing Crew
The story of the legendary Outer Cove rowing crew will come to life on the pages of a new book by Gerard Doran. A Stroke in Time, in stores ... «VOCM, Jul 15»
7
Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care
In this group, 24 percent of the children actually had a stroke. Another 2 percent had transient ischemic attacks (TIA), which are also known as ... «HealthDay, Jul 15»
8
Stroke survivor lands dream job as staff nurse working with people …
But being a stroke survivor myself enables me to empathise with the patients I now work with. I love my job and love the fact that I can give hope ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
25-year-old stroke survivor finds 'new beginning' after memory loss
Joe Miller suffered a stroke at age 25 TODAY. The good news is, his age may make the journey back to his former self easier. "Young brains ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
10
What does a stroke feel like?
What does a stroke feel like? June 22, 2015. Comment. 0. What does a stroke feel like? E-mail this Video Link; Share this Video ... «The Province, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. A stroke [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-stroke>. Mar 2019 ».
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