- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)|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
Miller traces his irreverent and subversive streak to a psychedelic experience during the particularly sweltering summer of 1991.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Was the blackface scene with Gene Wilder in Silver Streak an important step in how American audiences view minstrelsy?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 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 few knew of this her literary streak, as her mother styled it, for she dreaded any publicity.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
This bird also has a whitish streak over the eye, which seems wanting in A. streperus.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
When they had toiled up the bank to a level stretch, he let the roadster out, and they went through Frog Tanks like a red streak.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Sin Sin Wa followed, nearly closing the first door, so that only a faint streak of light crept down to them.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Lance reduced the speed, and the Blue Streak began to move shoreward.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with streak
see like greased lightning (a blue streak); talk someone's arm off (a blue streak); winning streak.