Meaning of STREAK in English

STREAK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a winning streak (= when you win many competitions one after another )

They came here with a four-game winning streak.

are on a winning streak

The team are on a winning streak .

rebellious streak (= a tendency to rebel )

He’s always had a rebellious streak .

stubborn streak (= a tendency to be stubborn )

I’ve got a very stubborn streak .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

blue

He had a wicked tongue when roused and could talk a blue streak .

I was talking a blue streak .

hot

But Sir Bryan was on a hot streak , inspired by the recovery of his clubs.

Tiffany Ball kept shooting Saturday afternoon on the little backyard court, shooting long after her hot streak had ended.

We've each had our hot streaks , I won't deny: the whammy has changed hands many times.

Simpson and Lehman maintained recent hot streaks , as well.

By the way, Domaine Valette is on a real hot streak .

Estrada continued his hot streak by boating two fish before anyone else.

Petersburg Can Datastream Systems Inc. continue its hot streak ?

long

I was a tough kid with a long streak of yellow down my back.

At the same time they ended the longest winning streak in Test history and levelled the series at 1-1.

Some saw it in long luminous streaks , others in huge bright spheres.

A long purple streak spreads across the sky.

Nice to see that it's 13 without defeat in the league - the longest streak I can remember.

The sticky fluid adheres to the bark and runs down in a long streak .

mean

Stories of his mean streak were legion.

He is known for his acerbic wit and his mean streak .

primitive

The ectoderm anterior to the primitive streak forms the neural plate which is slightly indented along the midline.

The simplest two-instrument cell injection technique for both primitive streak stage and for early somite stage embryos will be described.

rebellious

Long hair swept up into a high chignon for classic glamour displays a rebellious streak !.

When the rebellious streak appeared in her life it was tolerated, but it was not tolerated in her literary personality.

Not surprisingly, the rebellious streak in his nature surfaced, and he started to behave with studied rudeness.

However, even at kindergarten his rebellious streak was showing and at the age of five or six he was playing truant.

The edgy, rebellious streak in his character could only be intensified by his somewhat beleaguered isolation in this respect.

Young people with curiosity and a rebellious streak are only too ready to experiment.

strong

There is a strong streak of greenery, both as a policy and as a political style.

Amelia was a good student, but bright as she was, her strong streak of independence did not go unremarked.

Keep an eye out for the sport simulation freaks as well, most have a strong competitive streak .

He was a generous man with strong abrasive streaks and keen hatreds.

From the start there had been a strong streak of elitism in their outlook.

Though a romantic at heart, she had a strong streak of realism.

stubborn

Luckily, I had that stubborn streak to give me the determination to do it.

white

It is white with yellowy-green streaks and mottling, and can be seen in the island's cathedral.

When excited or scared, a white streak appears on the sides, extending backwards from the pectoral fins.

As I opened the door, a white streak flashed past my ankles and vanished around the first turn of the spiral.

The dark-bellied brent goose is small, neat and sooty black, with white neck streaks and a white stern.

Then she lay down on her sunbed again, leaving white streaks of suncream on the young man's back.

A white streak of gas burst over my left hand.

With the white streak down the middle, he looked a little like a badger.

winning

Mark Farrelly's winning streak in the 125 series began at Desertmartin when he won the second race.

Is this the start of a winning streak for Destefani and his in-line powered Strega?

It was Charlton who stopped a winning streak at the end of last season which cost Leicester automatic promotion.

This winning streak caught a lot of chess players by surprise.

Clear as day - I was on a winning streak , I'd hit a seam.

Heaven help us if they ever get on a winning streak .

The Cottesloe is on a winning streak because it also has Uncle Vanya, with a host of fine performances.

Is a bank justified in taking the risk that the future dealing style of a firm may show a winning streak ?

■ VERB

break

Tokyo broke a three-day losing streak as the bargain hunters picked up blue chips and tech stocks, writes Ken Hijino.

continue

Estrada continued his hot streak by boating two fish before anyone else.

Petersburg Can Datastream Systems Inc. continue its hot streak ?

end

They ended their eight-game losing streak Sunday, in part because of defensive tackle Jerry Ball.

At the same time they ended the longest winning streak in Test history and levelled the series at 1-1.

The 49ers, who ended a three-game losing streak in domes, are 6-6 indoors since 1993...

It ended a winning streak of 16 Tests and an unbeaten sequence of 18.

The Vikings thus ended their losing streak at four games, while sending the Raiders tumbling to their third consecutive loss.

Application Apply bronzer evenly and don't go over the same area twice or you will end up with streaks .

The dizziness that ended his streak of consecutive starts for the Celtics will keep him out at least two more games.

extend

The defeat extended West Indies losing streak to seven Tests, their worst to date.

The Sixers extended their winning streak to six games.

The other is Sandy Alomar, who is not really extending any mathematical streak but is continuing his season-long march of excellence.

Can the firm extend a winning streak for a hundred years, without losing its high credit rating?

leave

The doll shoots across the floor, into a pile of carved stone, leaving a dark streak in the dust.

If it leaves a brown streak , then it is probably jet.

Then she lay down on her sunbed again, leaving white streaks of suncream on the young man's back.

It left a streak of mud right down his cheek.

snap

Previously 0-7-3 against Boston, the Sharks improved their record to 2-3 this season and snapped a two-game losing streak .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a winning streak

Can the firm extend a winning streak for a hundred years, without losing its high credit rating?

Clear as day - I was on a winning streak, I'd hit a seam.

Is this the start of a winning streak for Destefani and his in-line powered Strega?

It was Charlton who stopped a winning streak at the end of last season which cost Leicester automatic promotion.

Modern-day pirates have been on a winning streak.

Planting the seeds for a winning streak, right?

The victorious get to dream about a winning streak before being pummeled again the week after.

We still have four games left and we can still put together a winning streak.

talk a blue streak

He had a wicked tongue when roused and could talk a blue streak.

I was talking a blue streak.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"What have you been doing?'' asked his mother, pointing at the streaks of dried mud on his arms and legs.

a streak of bad luck

a stubborn streak

Her hair was brown, with streaks of gold.

Karen's dress had a big streak of red wine down the front.

My father has a streak of heroism in him that I admire.

Nancy dyes her hair to hide the gray streaks.

She had a mean streak that she didn't bother to hide.

The District Attorney argued that Johnson has a violent streak and is a danger to society.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Amelia was a good student, but bright as she was, her strong streak of independence did not go unremarked.

Many people have condemned Herod as a cruel man and certainly he showed a cruel streak , especially towards his own family.

Only the Iron Virgin seemed to harbor a romantic streak .

Suddenly it flew - a streak of brilliant yellow.

The storm moved west in blue-white rattling streaks.

The three women were wreaking havoc with their guns that fired streaks of light.

There is obviously an ambitious streak in me but I do realise that I am still very young and inexperienced.

There were gray streaks in her hair.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

face

Tears streaking down her face , she acknowledged the irony of it.

She looked at Adam and saw the mark of the spear between his eyes; blood had flowed, streaking his face .

sky

The comets that streaked the skies and scared the ancients were powered by Fenna's breath.

Morning came bright and clear with a pale dawn streaking the skies .

The planes came streaking across the sky over Tempe with all the world watching.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I caught a glimpse of a man streaking away into the shadows.

The evening sky was streaked red and orange.

Two aircraft streaked across the sky.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A sleek cat streaked across the top of the wall and was gone.

He crawls out, his face streaked with oil, and dries himself with a rag.

His face and uniform were streaked with red.

I remember it as if I were still standing there, streaked with blood and dust and tears, talking to her.

My own shirt was streaked with perspiration stains from the same walk.

Soon we are streaked with sweat and mud.

The comets that streaked the skies and scared the ancients were powered by Fenna's breath.

The fog flickered around him, streaking like lightning low to the ground, or mute cannon fire.

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