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verb streak pronunciation in British English /striːk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestreaking
past tensestreaked
past participlestreaked
  1. 1
    [transitive] to leave lines or long marks on something
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move very quickly

    a comet streaking across the sky

  3. 3
    [transitive] to put lines of lighter colour in your hair
  4. 4
    [intransitive] informal to run through a public place with no clothes on, especially as a joke
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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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