1 band, layer, line, slash, smear, strip, stripe, stroke, vein
2 dash, element, strain, touch, trace, vein
3 band, daub, fleck, slash, smear, striate, stripe
4 barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) burn rubber (informal) dart, flash, fly, hurtle, move like greased lightning (informal) speed, sprint, sweep, tear, whistle, whizz (informal) zoom
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streak ( streaks plural & 3rd person present) ( streaking present participle) ( streaked past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A streak is a long stripe or mark on a surface which contrasts with the surface because it is a different colour.
There are these dark streaks on the surface of the moon..., The flames begin as a few streaks of red against the pale brown of the walls.
2 verb If something streaks a surface, it makes long stripes or marks on the surface.
Rain had begun to streak the window-panes... V n
His face was pale and streaked with dirt. be V-ed with n
3 n-count If someone has a streak of a particular type of behaviour, they sometimes behave in that way.
usu sing, with supp
He's still got a mean streak.
4 verb If something or someone streaks somewhere, they move there very quickly.
A meteorite streaked across the sky... V prep/adv
5 n-count A winning streak or a lucky streak is a continuous series of successes, for example in gambling or sport. A losing streak or an unlucky streak is a series of failures or losses.
The casinos had better watch out since I'm obviously on a lucky streak!
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