steek

[steek, steyk]

Origin of steek

1150–1200; Middle English (north) steken (v.), Old English stician to prick, stab
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Historical Examples of steek

  • 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.

  • 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.