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[steek, steyk] /stik, steɪk/
verb (used with object), Scot.
to shut, close, fasten or lock (a window, door, or the like).
Origin of steek
1150-1200; Middle English (north) steken (v.), Old English stician to prick, stab Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It wad ill become me, efter a' he's dune for us, to steek the door in's face.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • "steek," melodious for stitch, has a combined sense of closing or fastening.

  • In Thrums the word used is steek, and sneck seemed to the inhabitants so droll and ridiculous that Hobart got the name of Snecky.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • Man, I fully meant to turn the bairn, but she ran by at sic a steek 'at there was nae stoppin' her.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • steek t' door of your house--if ye own one--and t' door o' your heart--if ye own one--and then ye'll never rue.

  • The lovely "steek" with the gravy in it—that is to say, nearly raw—was now ready, and father and son adjourned to the next room.

    Castle Richmond

    Anthony Trollope

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