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Definition 1: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where streak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a green toad with small black stripes or bars
  • may the Stars and Stripes forever wave

Synonyms for streak in the sense of this definition

(streak is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

(... is a kind of streak ) a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands" "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"

Definition 2: a distinctive characteristic - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where streak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a stubborn streak
  • a streak of wildness

(streak is a kind of ...) a distinguishing quality

Definition 3: a sudden flash (as of lightning) - [noun denoting event]

(streak is a kind of ...) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Definition 4: an unbroken series of events - [noun denoting group]

Samples where streak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had a streak of bad luck
  • Nicklaus had a run of birdies

Synonyms for streak in the sense of this definition

(streak is a kind of ...) a group of people or things arranged or following in order

"a succession of stalls offering soft drinks" "a succession of failures"

(... is a kind of streak ) a streak of losses

(... is a kind of streak ) a streak of wins

Definition 5: mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for streak in the sense of this definition

(streak is a kind of ...) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

Definition 6: move quickly in a straight line - [verb of motion]

Samples where streak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plane streaked across the sky

(streak is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 7: run naked in a public place - [verb of motion]

(streak is a kind of ...) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

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