2. work hard, toil, labor, moil, grudge, grub, grind; work one's fingers to the bone, slave or slave away, work like a slave, work like a Trojan, Inf put one's back into it, Sl. kill oneself; work day and night, burn the midnight oil, burn the candle at both ends; sweat, Sl. beat one's brains out, strain oneself.
3. compete, contend with; fight, battle, tussle, skirmish, struggle. See - struggle (def. 1).
stroke, n. 1. blow, hit, slam, buffet, cut, uppercut; jab, punch, belt, chop, crack, clip, sock, smack, whack, Sl. paste, Sl. kerpow, thwack, Inf. wallop, swat, Inf. lick; rap, tap, slap, cuff, knock, pounding.
2. (of a belt) striking, peal, ringing, tolling, toll; knell, reverberation, dong, ding-dong, clank, clang, clash, crash, bong, gong, boom; tintinnabulation, tinkle, jingle.
3. (of the heart) throb, thump, pulsation, palpitation, beat, pumping, vibration, rhythm, murmur.
4. attack, seizure, paroxysm, spasm, fit, collapse; apoplexy, paralysis; embolism, thrombosis, cerebral vascular accident, CVA, aneurysm; sunstroke, Pathol. ictus, insolation, siriasis, thermic fever, heatstroke, heat prostration.
5. (of a pen, brush, etc.) line, mark, marking; dash, serif; quick movement, lining, underlining, scratch, writing.
6. touch, style, hand, guiding hand, mastery; inspiration, work.
7. piece, bit, particle, iota, slice, part, portion; act, measure, degree.
8. feat, accomplishment, attainment, achievement; doing, action, performance, stunt, move.
9. happening, occurrence, occasion, event, happenstance, chance.
-v. 10. rub, caress, pat, Yiddish, glet, massage, palpate, touch, finger, pet, gentle; soothe, placate, mollify, appease, calm.
stroll, v. 1. saunter, perambulate, amble, ramble, take a walk, go for a walk; stretch one's legs, take the air, get some fresh air; stray, meander, dawdle along, Inf. mosey or mosey along, straggle.
2. wander, rove, roam, range, tramp, hike; tour, travel, journey, jaunt, peregrinate, traverse.
-n. 3. walk, saunter, amble, perambulation, constitutional; airing, turn; ramble, excursion, hike,
strong, adj. 1. mighty, powerful, strong as a bull or horse or moose or lion, Herculean, Atlantean, Sl. packing a punch or wallop, Archaic, potential; muscular, sinewy, wiry, brawny, strapping, well-built, athletic, musclebound; sturdy as an ox, burly, stout, stocky, Inf husky, Inf. hefty, Inf. beefy; tough, hard-nosed, hard-fisted, rugged, hardy, outdoorsy, (of plants) cold-weather; virile, robust, red-blooded, hearty, hale.
2. keen, sharp, clear; astute, perspicacious, insightful, discerning; capable, able, competent, good, efficient, quick, ready; well-versed, well-read, knowledgeable.
3. ethical, morally sound, of strong moral fiber; valiant, stalwart, like the rock of Gibraltar; courageous, brave, stout-hearted, heroic.
4. great, major, important; weighty, carrying a lot of weight, Inf. carrying clout; recognized, influential, effective, effectual, efficacious.
5. impressive, eloquent, poignant, gripping, moving, touching; persuasive, suasive, winning, compelling, irresistible, convincing, believable; forceful, forcible, cogent, incisive, well-presented, well-written, Literary. puissant; conclusive, decisive, determining, final.
6. strong-voiced, full, resonant, resounding, loud.