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instroke

[ in-strohk ]
/ ˈɪnˌstroʊk /
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noun

a stroke traveling in an inward direction.
(in an engine) the stroke during which the piston moves into the cylinder.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of instroke

First recorded in 1885–90; in + stroke1
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