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English definition of “streak”

streak

noun [C, usually singular]     /striːk/
a period of time during which something continues to happen , for example to go up or down in value or to succeed or fail : a streak of sth Stocks tumbled Thursday , ending a three-session streak of record highs .a winning/losing streak Wall Street broke a three-day losing streak as the Dow closed up 137.33 points at 9188.15.
a part of someone's personality : an ambitous/ competitive / independent streak a streak of determination / independence / arrogance
(Definition of streak noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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