- a spell or run: a streak of good luck.
- an uninterrupted series: The team had a losing streak of ten games.
- an elongated, narrow, superficial lesion on stems or leaf veins, becoming brown and necrotic.
- any disease characterized by such lesions.
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The Democratic candidate has won Minnesota in 11 straight presidential elections, the longest active streak in the country.Why Minnesota Could Be The Next Midwestern State To Go Red|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|August 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Now, “We’ve had two separate six-day winning streaks in the same month—that’s never happened in the history of August,” he tells Fortune.The S&P 500 just had a ‘perfect week’—which is making some investors nervous|Anne Sraders|August 28, 2020|Fortune
This year, as many states stopped sending teams to help seniors vote, his nursing home was on coronavirus lockdown and his streak was in jeopardy.Electionland 2020: Nursing Home Voting, Election Guides, Creative Enfranchisement and More|by Rachel Glickhouse|August 27, 2020|ProPublica
Look closer still and you will see streaks of darkness cutting through the haze.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
The last thing he wants is for his “68-year streak,” as he proudly calls it, to end in November.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic|by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
It was clear to me that at least at the end of his life the Dionysian streak was trying to get out.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the original Burroughs books possess a clear “green” streak that now seems quite prescient.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, she knew the correct answer 92 percent of the time she buzzed in during her 20-game streak.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what both men had in common was a streak of rugged individualism, stubbornness, and personal vision.
For many, the streak of eccentric adventure is the fun of it all.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fronteras is the other side of the water—that streak of olive green with reddish shadow.The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard
When Streak got the word he leaped forward at a pace that gave Williams an idea of how he had gained his name.
There is a streak of blood on his chin but he is still laughing.The Outrage|Annie Vivanti
There would have been no opportunity to save Soapy, even if Streak had obeyed his master.
But he grew robust for half a century, and writes, at seventy-five, that he has now "a streak of old age."
British Dictionary definitions for streak (1 of 2)
- (of lightning) a sudden flash
- (as modifier)streak lightning
Derived forms of streakstreaked, adjectivestreaker, nounstreaklike, adjective
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see like greased lightning (a blue streak); talk someone's arm off (a blue streak); winning streak.