Definition of "stroking" [strok•ing]

  • Present participle of stroke. (verb)
  • The act by which something is stroked. (noun)
  • The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "stroking" in a sentence
  • "It reads like you are more interested in stroking your ego than responding to criticism. —"
  • "And I certainly don't recall feeling like I succeeded particularly in stroking my own ego by emblazoning every found object in my room (and the laundry) with my scarlet letter Gs. To this day I am still attracted to things with the letter G on them."
  • "Sending out "mixed messages" that arouse interest, deliberately fishing about to see if we can get a little "stroking" - this is toxic, manipulative, adolescent."