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streak

streak

 
 
pronunciation:
strik
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long narrow irregular line, mark, smear, or band on or in something of a different color, texture, or the like.
similar words:
band, bar, blaze, freak, mark, smear, smudge, stratum, stripe, vein
definition 2: a movement or something that moves very quickly in a long, irregular line; lightning or something as rapid as lightning.
similar words:
blaze, bolt, flare, flash
definition 3: a trace or inclination; tendency; strain.
He has a stubborn streak.
synonyms:
disposition, inclination, tendency
similar words:
bent, cast, characteristic, grain, leaning, vein
definition 4: a brief period or series of events.
on a lucky streaka streak of accidents
similar words:
bout, period, run, series, spell
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: streaked, streaking, streaks
definition 1: to form or make a streak or streaks on or in.
similar words:
band, bar, freak, line, marble, striate, stripe
definition 2: to form into streaks or form with streaks.
The painter streaked color on the canvas.
similar words:
dot, freak, stipple, stroke
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move very quickly or flash by, as lightning.
synonyms:
dash, flash, shoot, whip, zip
similar words:
dart, fly, rush, tear
definition 2: to be in streaks.
Rain streaked down the window.
definition 3: to be or become marked with streaks.
The fabric streaked in the sun.
similar words:
discolor
definition 4: as a prank, to dash naked in and out of public view; engage in streaking.
derivations: streaklike (adj.), streakedly (adv.), streaker (n.)