- IPA: /stɹiːk/
streak (plural streaks)
- An irregular line left from smearing or motion.
- The picture I took out the car window had streaks.
- 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.
- 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.
- A moth of the family Geometridae, Chesias legatella.
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- A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one.
- She's a quiet, bookish person, but she has a rebellious streak.
- (shipbuilding) A strake.
- A rung or round of a ladder.
- French: raie
- German: Schliere
- Italian: striatura, striscia
- Portuguese: risco
- Russian: полоса́
- Spanish: raya, trazo
- Spanish: trazo
- French: chésias du genêt
- German: Später Ginsterspanner
- Spanish: geómetra
- Spanish: toque
streak (streaks, present participle streaking; past and past participle streaked)
- (intransitive) To have or obtain streaks.
- If you clean a window in direct sunlight, it will streak.
- (intransitive, slang) To run naked in public. (Contrast flash)
- It was a pleasant game until some guy went streaking across the field.
- (transitive) To create streaks.
- You will streak a window by cleaning it in direct sunlight.
- (transitive) To move very swiftly.
- (obsolete, UK, Scotland) To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
- Spanish: rayar