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.
1 thin line
There were dark streaks down her cheeks where she had been crying.
| faint, pale
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
VERB + STREAK
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
VERB + STREAK
The team has been on a winning streak since it won against Lazio.
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