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  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of strike
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    • 1678, Nathaniel Wanley, The Wonders of the Little World Or a General History of Man (page 210)
      Then the Romans in Antonia fearing his life, cryed out; but the Jews, many at once, strook him with Swords and Spears.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for strook in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



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strook c (plural stroken, diminutive strookje n)

  1. stripe
  2. strip

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Middle English[edit]


strook (plural strooks)

  1. stroke
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Knight's Tale
      The brighte swerdes wenten to and fro
      So hidously þat with þe leste strook
      That it semeþ þat it wolde felle an ook