- to stretch (one's limbs), as on awakening or by exercise.
- to extend (one's hand or arm), as in reaching for or offering an object.
- to stretch out or prepare (a corpse) for burial.
- to fall or lie prostrate.
- to move quickly, especially to advance.
Origin of streek
1200–50; Middle English (north) streken, variant of strecchen to stretch
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for streek
But I'll soon be on his track again, for they'll have to streek me on the same stretching-board that serves him.The White Blackbird
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?Spare Hours
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?The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)
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!The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett