at one stroke


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • One-stroke cycle — A One stroke cycle is a two stroke cycle that uses a double acting piston; and thus both strokes are powered, and each stroke is half of two two stroke cycles.Fact|date=October 2007 A design patented by Russell Bourke has two pistons on one rod… …   Wikipedia

  • at one stroke — adverb see at a stroke * * * at a stroke/one stroke/ phrase with a single action that changes things completely They added 230 customers to their list at a stroke. Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • in one stroke — If something happens in one stroke, it happens immediately.(In a stroke, at a stroke and at one stroke are also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • at\ one\ stroke — • at a blow • at a stroke • at one stroke adv. phr. Immediately; suddenly; with one quick or forceful action. The pirates captured the ship and captured a ton of gold at a blow. A thousand men lost their jobs at a stroke when the factory closed.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in one stroke — immediately. In one stroke, farmers will go from $100,000 in revenues to nothing. Usage notes: sometimes used in the forms at a (single) stroke or in a stroke: Rejecting the treaty would undo years of effort in a stroke …   New idioms dictionary

  • at one stroke — See: AT A BLOW or AT ONE STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at a (or one) stroke — by a single action having immediate effect. → stroke …   English new terms dictionary

  • kill two birds with one stroke — kill two birds with one stone, attain two things at the same time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Stroke order — (zh stp|s=笔顺|t=筆順|p=bǐshùn; ja. 筆順 hitsujun or ja. 書き順 kaki jun ; ko. 필순 筆順 pilsun or ko. 획순 畫順 hoeksun ) refers to the correct order in which the strokes of a Chinese character are written. A stroke is a movement of a writing instrument. Chinese …   Wikipedia

  • Stroke — Stroke, n. [OE. strok, strook, strak, fr. striken. See {Strike}, v. t.] 1. The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon. [1913 Webster] His hand fetcheth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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