• IPA: /stɹiːk/

streak (plural streaks)

  1. An irregular line left from smearing or motion.
    The picture I took out the car window had streaks.
  2. A continuous series of like events.
    I hope I can keep up this streak of accomplishments.
    I was on a winning streak until the fourth game, where I was dealt terrible cards.
  3. The color of the powder of a mineral. So called, because a simple field test for a mineral is to streak it against unglazed white porcelain.
  4. A moth of the family Geometridae, Chesias legatella.
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  5. A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one.
    She's a quiet, bookish person, but she has a rebellious streak.
  6. (shipbuilding) A strake.
  7. A rung or round of a ladder.
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  • French: chésias du genêt
  • German: Später Ginsterspanner
  • Spanish: geómetra
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streak (streaks, present participle streaking; past and past participle streaked)

  1. (intransitive) To have or obtain streaks.
    If you clean a window in direct sunlight, it will streak.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To run naked in public. (Contrast flash)
    It was a pleasant game until some guy went streaking across the field.
  3. (transitive) To create streaks.
    You will streak a window by cleaning it in direct sunlight.
  4. (transitive) To move very swiftly.
  5. (obsolete, UK, Scotland) To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
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