US: /ˈstɹik/
UK: /stɹˈiːk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

streak /stri:k/
  • danh từ
    • đường sọc, vệt
      • black with red streaks: màu đen sọc đỏ
      • streak of light: một vệt sáng
      • streak of lightning: tia chớp
      • like a streak of lightning: nhanh như một tia chớp
    • vỉa
    • tính, nét, nết, chất
      • he has a streak of humour in him: ở anh ta có cái nét hài hước
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) hồi, thời kỳ, cơn
      • a long streak of bad luck: thời kỳ dài gặp vận rủi
    • like a streak
      • (thông tục) nhanh như chớp
    • the silver streak
      • biển Măng-sơ
  • ngoại động từ ((thường) động tính từ quá khứ)
    • làm cho có đường sọc, làm cho có vệt
      • face streaked with tears: mặt đầy nước mắt chảy thành vệt
      • white marble streaked with red: cẩm thạch trắng có vân đỏ
  • nội động từ
    • thành sọc, thành vệt
    • thành vỉa
    • đi nhanh như chớp

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 a long thin mark or line that is a different colour from the surface it is on: There was a streak of blood on his face. + streaks of grey in her hair + dirty streaks on the window + streaks of sunlight
2 a part of a person's character, especially an unpleasant part: a ruthless / vicious / mean streak + a streak of cruelty
3 a series of successes or failures, especially in a sport or in gambling: a streak of good luck + to hit (= have) a winning streak + to be on a losing streak + a lucky / unlucky streak
+ verb
1 [VN] ~ sth (with sth) to mark or cover sth with streaks: Tears streaked her face. + His face was streaked with mud. + She's had her hair streaked (= had special chemicals put on her hair so that it has attractive coloured lines in it). + The sunset streaked the sky with brilliant colours.
2 [V +adv./prep.] to move very fast in a particular direction: A car pulled out and streaked off down the road. + She streaked home in under 54 seconds.
3 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] (informal) to run through a public place with no clothes on as a way of getting attention: Erica became famous for streaking across a cricket pitch.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 stripe, striation, strip, stroke, bar, band, line, mark, smear, slash, dash, touch, daub, fleck, trace; vein, layer, seam, stratum:
The male bird is marked with a streak of bright reddish-orange on its throat. A red streak marks the iron deposit.
2 flash, bolt:
I saw the dark figure in the light from a streak of lightning.
3 spell, spate, period, stretch, run:
They were celebrating their streak of good luck at the roulette table.
4 stripe, striate, line, bar, mark, smear, daub, slash:
Dawn was beginning to streak the sky when she left the party.
5 race, run, rush, dash, sprint, dart, hurtle, fly, scoot, speed, hasten, hurry, tear, whistle, zip, zoom, Colloq whiz or whizz:
The gang streaked through the village on their motor cycles and were gone.

Collocation dictionary

1 thin line


There were dark streaks down her cheeks where she had been crying.
| faint, pale


~ of
The last streaks of light faded from the sky.


a streak of lightning
A streak of lightning forked across the sky.
| a streak of red, white, etc.
She had a few streaks of grey in her black hair.

2 aspect of sb's character


strong | hidden | adventurous, competitive, independent, mean, puritanical, rebellious, ruthless, selfish, stubborn, vicious


Most of the players have a strong competitive streak.
| reveal, show
She suddenly revealed a mean streak in her character.


with a ~
Holidays in the Australian outback are for those with an adventurous streak.
| ~ of
There was a streak of insanity in the family.

3 period of good/bad luck


winning | losing


be on
The team has been on a winning streak since it won against Lazio.

Concise English dictionary

+an unbroken series of events
+a distinctive characteristic
+a marking of a different color or texture from the background
+a sudden flash (as of lightning)
+move quickly in a straight line
+run naked in a public place
+mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained