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English noun: streak

1. streak (group) an unbroken series of events

SamplesHad a streak of bad luck.
Nicklaus had a run of birdies.


Broader (hypernym)succession

Narrower (hyponym)losing streak, winning streak

2. streak (attribute) a distinctive characteristic

SamplesHe has a stubborn streak.
A streak of wildness.

Broader (hypernym)characteristic

3. streak (attribute) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

SamplesA green toad with small black stripes or bars.
May the Stars and Stripes forever wave.

Synonymsbar, stripe

Broader (hypernym)marking

Narrower (hyponym)band, banding, stria, striation

4. streak (event) a sudden flash (as of lightning)

Broader (hypernym)flash

English verb: streak

1. streak (motion) move quickly in a straight line

SamplesThe plane streaked across the sky.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

2. streak (motion) run naked in a public place

ExamplesSam and Sue streak

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)run

3. streak (creation) mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

Synonymsblotch, mottle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

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