streak

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
streak

Plural
streaks

  1. A line left from smearing something or from motion.
    When I cleaned the window I left streaks behind.
  2. A unbroken series of events.
    I have had a streak of good luck!
  3. The color of the powder of a mineral.
  4. A certain type of moth (see Streak (moth)).
  5. A tendency or trait of something, but not the most major one.
    She's a good dog but she does have a streak of stubbornness.

Verb[change]

Plain form
streak

Third-person singular
streaks

Past tense
streaked

Past participle
streaked

Present participle
streaking

  1. If something streaks across or through an area, it moves very quickly.
    The cheetah streaked after the gazelle.
  2. If something is streaked it has streaks on it.
    If you clean a window in direct sunlight, it will streak.
  3. If you streak, you run naked in public.
    It was a good game until some guy streaked across the field.