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noun [countable]     streak pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a line or long mark on something that is a different color than the color surrounding it

    The bird can be recognized by the dark streaks on its breast.

    streak of:

    a streak of lightning (=a long line of lightning)

    1. a.


      [plural] lines of a lighter color that you put in your hair
  2. 2
    a part of someone’s character, or a type of behavior that is different from the rest of their character

    The child has a stubborn streak.

    streak of:

    There may be a streak of insanity in the family.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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