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Definition of streak verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they streak
    he / she / it streaks
    past simple streaked
    -ing form streaking
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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 colored lines in it). streak something with something His face was streaked with mud. The sunset streaked the sky with brilliant colors.
  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.
  3. 3[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (informal) to run through a public place with no clothes on as a way of getting attention
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