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streak

  

      n  
1    band, layer, line, slash, smear, strip, stripe, stroke, vein  
2    dash, element, strain, touch, trace, vein  
      vb  
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.   (=dart)  
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.  
adj N  
The casinos had better watch out since I'm obviously on a lucky streak!     

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stream, stake, stare, stark

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