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streak

noun [C]  us   /strik/

streak noun [C] (MARK)

a mark of a color that is different from what surrounds it, or a thin strip of light: Streaks of gray and black colored the marble. The comet appeared as a dazzling streak in the sky.

streak noun [C] (CHARACTERISTIC)

an obvious characteristic in a personality: He seems to have a mean streak that I hadn’t noticed before.

streak noun [C] (PERIOD)

a period during which a series of things happens: What will the team do after this memorable eight-game winning streak?

streak

verb  us   /strik/

streak verb (MOVE FAST)

[I always + adv/prep] to move quickly: The space shuttle rose from its launching pad and streaked into the sky.

streak verb (MARK)

[T] to make lines of a different color in or on something: Her cheeks were streaked with sweat and dirt.
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