Definition of streak noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    streak

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  1. 1 a long thin mark or line that is a different color from the surface it is on There was a streak of blood on his face. streaks of gray in her hair dirty streaks on the window streaks of sunlight synonyms at mark
  2. 2a part of a person's character, especially an unpleasant part a ruthless/vicious/mean streak a streak of cruelty
  3. 3a series of successes or failures, especially in a sport or in gambling a streak of good luck to hit (= have) a winning streak to be on a winning/losing streak a lucky/unlucky streak
  4. Thesaurusmarkstain fingerprint streak speck blot smear spotThese are all words for a small area of dirt or another substance on a surface.mark a small area of dirt or other substance on the surface of something, especially one that spoils its appearance:The kids left dirty marks all over the kitchen floor.stain a dirty mark on something that is difficult to remove, especially one made by a liquid:blood stainsfingerprint a mark on a surface made by the pattern of lines on the end of a person's finger, often used by the police to identify criminals:Her fingerprints were all over the gun.streak a long thin mark or line that is a different color from the surface it is on:She had streaks of gray in her hair.speck a very small mark, spot, or piece of a substance on something:There isn't a speck of dust anywhere in the house.blot a spot or dirty mark left on something by a substance such as ink being dropped on a surface:an ink blotsmear a mark made by something such as oil or paint being spread or rubbed on a surface:She had smears of paint on her dress.spot a small dirty mark on something:He found grease spots all over the walls.Patterns a streak/speck/blot/smear/spot of something a greasy mark/stain/smear a/an ink mark/stain/blot/spot a/an grease mark/stain/spot to leave a mark/stain/fingerprint/streak/speck/blot/smear
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