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    stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    "stroke lightly over the eyebrows"

    A) May I know the exact meaning of the above sentence? Does it mean applying stroke a bit above the eyebrows or exactly on the eyebrows?

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    B) May I know the differences in meanings between the following expression?

    1. stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    2. stroke lightly on the eyebrows

    3. stroke lightly above the eyebrows

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    Re: stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    It means to arrange your eyebrows in a neat stack with a gentle sleight of hand.

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    Re: stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    It means to arrange your eyebrows in a neat stack with a gentle sleight of hand.
    "stroke lightly over the eyebrows"


    Actually it's a way of infant massage on the face that I would like to know the exact place to put the stroke by understanding 'over the eyebrow. Is it exactly on the eyebrow or a bit above it?

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    B) May I know the differences in meanings between the following expression?

    1. stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    2. stroke lightly on the eyebrows

    3. stroke lightly above the eyebrows

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    Re: stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    over: adverb: through an area (eyebrow)
    'over' does not mean 'above' here.

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    Re: stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    over: adverb: through an area (eyebrow)
    'over' does not mean 'above' here.
    Dear Svartnik<,

    Thank you for your prompt reply!!!


    "stroke lightly over the eyebrows"


    1) Oh...then it means applying the stroke lightly through the eyebrow, right?

    2) Can I rephrase it to "stroke lightly on the eyebrow"?


    Many thanks / ju


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    Re: stroke lightly over the eyebrows

    a) I think that this phrase could be read to indicate either. As with so many sentances in English, it is all about the context in which it is written.
    'Over' is a tough one in that it has different meanings which are purley down to interpretation. I believe these are similar to ambitransitive words ie:- they can be read differently.
    "I painted over the red fence"
    This could be read as I literally painted over the fence or I painted over the red fence, ie making it green

    b) 1- This could mean on the the eyebrows or above them
    2- On is very clear that it is upon the eyebrows that is being stroked
    3- Again above is very clear, meaning that it is above the eyebrows not on that is meant in this case

    Hope this helps.

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