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"streak" in British English

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streaknoun [C]

uk   /striːk/  us   /striːk/

streakverb

uk   /striːk/  us   /striːk/
(Definition of streak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"streak" in American English

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streaknoun [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?

streakverb

 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.
(Definition of streak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"streak" in Business English

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streaknoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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