[ streek ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to stretch (one's limbs), as on awakening or by exercise.
  2. to extend (one's hand or arm), as in reaching for or offering an object.
  3. to stretch out or prepare (a corpse) for burial.

verb (used without object)

  1. to fall or lie prostrate.
  2. to move quickly, especially to advance.

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Other Words From

  • streeker noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of streek1

1200–50; Middle English (north) streken, variant of strecchen to stretch

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Example Sentences

If you are one, have a fiery streek [sic], please contact me so we can meet and physically fight.

Did I tell you of a female relative, Niven (whom he would never see), saying that she would come and streek him after he died?

How lang hae ye hung on the tree wi' a red cheek an' a ripe lip, and never man to streek out the hand to pu' ye?

I wad like to see ye get a bit hunt, man, if I thought ye wad win away wi the life—I wad like to see ye streek yoursel for aince.

But I'll soon be on his track again, for they'll have to streek me on the same stretching-board that serves him.

I'll show them what it is to streek dead Whigs like honest men, and row them dainty in seventeen hunder linen on my land!