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noun British Dialect.
  1. the act of stretching one's limbs, as on awakening or by exercise.
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Origin of streeking

First recorded in 1300–50, streeking is from the Middle English word streekynge. See streek, -ing1


[streek]British Dialect
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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to fall or lie prostrate.
  2. to move quickly, especially to advance.
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Origin of streek

1200–50; Middle English (north) streken, variant of strecchen to stretch
Related formsstreek·er, noun
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