Complete Definition of "streak"

English

Pronunciation
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/<tt>stri:k</tt>/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËÉk|-iËÉk

Noun
streak (plural: streaks)

  1. An irregular line left from smearing or motion.

#: The picture I took out the car window had streaks.

  1. A continuous series of like events.

#: I hope I can keep up this streak of accomplishments.

  1. 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.
  2. A moth of the family Geometridae Chesias legatella (see w:Streak (moth)).
  3. A tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one.

#: She's a quiet, bookish person, but she has a rebellious streak.

Translations
trans-top|an irregular line left from smearing or motion
Finnish: juova, raita, viiru
French: raie f
German: Schliere f
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Ido: strio
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trans-top|continuous series of events
Finnish: sarja
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trans-top|color of mineral powder
Finnish: viiru
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trans-top|moth
Finnish: jänönvihmamittari
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trans-top|non-dominant tendency or characteristic
Finnish: piirre
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Verb
to streak (streaks, streaked, streaking)

Intransitive:

  1. to have or obtain streaks;

#: If you clean a window in direct sunlight, it will streak.

  1. slang to run naked in public

#: It was a pleasant game until some guy went streaking across the field.

Transitive:

  1. to create streaks

#: You will streak a window by cleaning it in direct sunlight.

Translations
trans-top|to have or obtain streaks
Finnish: tulla juovikas|juovikkaaksi
German: schlieren
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trans-top|to run naked in public
Finnish: viuhahtaa
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trans-top|to create streaks
Finnish: juovittaa
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See also
losing streak
streaker
winning streak
talk a blue streak

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