Definition of streak verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    streak

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    verb
    BrE BrE//striːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//striːk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they streak
    BrE BrE//striːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//striːk//
     
    he / she / it streaks
    BrE BrE//striːks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//striːks//
     
    past simple streaked
    BrE BrE//striːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//striːkt//
     
    past participle streaked
    BrE BrE//striːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//striːkt//
     
    -ing form streaking
    BrE BrE//ˈstriːkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstriːkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] to mark or cover something with streaks streak something Tears streaked her face. She's had her hair streaked (= had special chemicals put on her hair so that it has attractive coloured lines in it). streak something with something His face was streaked with mud. The sunset streaked the sky with brilliant colours.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move very fast in a particular direction synonym speed A car pulled out and streaked off down the road. She streaked home in under 54 seconds. A police car streaked by, lights flashing. Some kind of animal leaped out of the grass and streaked across the meadow.
  3. 3[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (informal) to run through a public place with no clothes on as a way of getting attention
  4. Word Origin Old English strica, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch streek and German Strich, also to strike. The sense ‘run naked’ was originally US slang.
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