stroke of fortune

a piece of good luck.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stroke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of a brush, pen, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ broad (often figurative), thick ▪ I will outline in broad strokes our main ideas. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • stroke — stroke1 S3 [strəuk US strouk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(illness)¦ 2¦(swimming/rowing)¦ 3¦(sport)¦ 4¦(pen/brush)¦ 5 at a/one stroke 6 on the stroke of seven/nine etc 7 stroke of luck/fortune 8 stroke of genius/inspiration etc 9¦(hit) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fortune — noun 1 luck ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ bad, ill … OF FORTUNE ▪ piece, stroke ▪ By a stroke of good fortune, S …   Collocations dictionary

  • fortune — n. wealth 1) to accumulate, amass, make a fortune 2) to come into, inherit a fortune 3) to dissipate, run through, squander a fortune 4) an enormous, large, vast fortune 5) a family fortune luck 6) to try one s fortune 7) the (bad; good) fortune… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stroke — stroke1 /strohk/, n., v., stroked, stroking. n. 1. the act or an instance of striking, as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; a blow. 2. a hitting of or upon anything. 3. a striking of a clapper or hammer, as on a bell. 4. the sound produced by …   Universalium

  • stroke — 1 noun (C) 1 ILLNESS an occasion when a blood tube in your brain suddenly bursts or is blocked: He was paralyzed by a severe stroke | have/suffer a stroke: I m afraid your aunt has had a slight stroke. 2 SWIMMING/ROWING a) one of a set of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stroke */*/ — I UK [strəʊk] / US [stroʊk] noun Word forms stroke : singular stroke plural strokes 1) a medical condition in which blood is suddenly blocked and cannot reach the brain, or in which a blood vessel in the brain breaks, often causing a loss of the… …   English dictionary

  • stroke — stroke1 [ strouk ] noun count ** ▸ 1 medical condition ▸ 2 unexpected event ▸ 3 a hit with hand/object ▸ 4 in swimming/rowing ▸ 5 when lightning hits something ▸ 6 hour sound of clocks ▸ 7 single pen/brush mark ▸ 8 hand movement ▸ 9 slash mark… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stroke — [[t]stro͟ʊk[/t]] ♦♦♦ strokes, stroking, stroked 1) VERB If you stroke someone or something, you move your hand slowly and gently over them. [V n] Carla, curled up on the sofa, was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat... [V n] She walked… …   English dictionary

  • stroke — I. /stroʊk / (say strohk) noun 1. an act of striking, as with the fist, a weapon, a hammer, etc.; a 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 …   Australian English dictionary

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