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parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, narrow line, mark, smear, or band.
There is a streak of black paint on the wall.
similar words:
band, bar, blaze, mark, smear, smudge, stripe, vein
definition 2: a movement or something that moves very quickly in a long line.
Did you see the streak of lightening across the night sky?
similar words:
blaze, bolt, flare, flash
definition 3: a trace; tendency; strain.
He has a stubborn streak.
disposition, inclination, tendency
similar words:
bent, cast, characteristic, grain, vein
definition 4: a short period or series of events.
We're having a streak of hot weather.
similar words:
bout, period, run, series, spell
part of speech: verb
inflections: streaks, streaking, streaked
definition 1: to form or make a streak or streaks on or in.
I hope the children won't streak the wet paint.
similar words:
band, bar, line, marble, stripe
definition 2: to form into streaks or form with streaks.
The painter streaked color on the canvas.
similar words:
dot, stroke
definition 3: to move very quickly or flash by.
The runners streaked down the road.
dash, flash, shoot, whip, zip
similar words:
dart, fly, rush, tear
definition 4: to be in streaks.
Rain streaked down the window.
derivations: streaklike (adj.), streakedly (adv.), streaker (n.)