- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of streak
Examples from the Web for streaking
The protection will last as long as Winston can still fling the ball 50 yards downfield to a streaking wide receiver.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She only kept her eyes on the autumn tints of the park, streaking past them like a gaudy Roman scarf.The House of Mystery|William Henry Irwin
Ills flee from his presence as night-birds from the streaking of the dawn.
Across the campus toward Vanderbilt, Allison and the last Bones man, in tandem, were streaking like water insects.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
For with a sudden burst of speed he shot ahead, streaking in the direction of North Stamford like a ghost in torment.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane|Dorothy Wayne
Dorothy held her palm pressed against her temple, and the blood trickled from beneath, streaking her pale, wet cheek.Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)|Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for streaking (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for streaking (2 of 3)
- (of lightning) a sudden flash
- (as modifier)streak lightning
Derived Formsstreaked, adjectivestreaker, nounstreaklike, adjective
Word Origin for streak
British Dictionary definitions for streaking (3 of 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with streaking
see like greased lightning (a blue streak); talk someone's arm off (a blue streak); winning streak.