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Language: Old English
Origin: strica

streak

1 noun
     
streak1 [countable]
1 a coloured line, especially one that is not straight or has been made accidentally:
Sue has blonde streaks in her hair.
2 a part of someone's character that is different from the rest of their character:
a mean streak
streak of
His serious nature was lightened by a streak of mischief.
3 a period of time during which you continue to be successful or to fail
be on a winning/losing streak
Celtic are on a six-game winning streak.
4

streak of lightning/fire/light etc

HEM a long straight flash of lightning, fire etc

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