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streak

 (strēk)
n.
1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
2. An inherent, often contrasting quality: "There was a streak of wildness in him" (Olga Carlisle).
3. A ray or flash of light: the first streaks of dawn; a streak of lightning.
4. Informal
a. A brief run or stretch, as of luck.
b. An unbroken series, as of wins or losses.
5. Mineralogy The color of the fine powder produced when a mineral is rubbed against a hard surface. Used as a distinguishing characteristic.
6. Botany Any of various viral diseases of plants characterized by the appearance of discolored stripes on the leaves or stems.
7. Microbiology A sample of microorganisms that has been introduced into a solid culture medium by a needle drawn across its surface.
v. streaked, streak·ing, streaks
v.tr.
1. To mark with streaks: rain streaking the pavement.
2. To make streaks of a different, usually lighter color in (hair) using a chemical preparation.
3. Microbiology To inoculate (a culture medium) with a streak.
v.intr.
1. To form streaks.
2. To be or become streaked.
3. To move at high speed; rush.
4. To run naked in public, especially as a prank.

[Middle English streke, line, from Old English strica; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

streak′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streaker - someone who takes off all their clothes and runs naked through a public place
exhibitionist, flasher - someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
nude person, nude - a naked person
Translations

streaker

[ˈstriːkəʳ] Ncorredor(a) m/f desnudo/a

streaker

[ˈstriːkər] nstreaker/euse m/f

streaker

nBlitzer(in) m(f), → Flitzer(in) m(f)

streaker

[ˈstriːkəʳ] nstreaker m/f
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The streaker, identified as 24-year-old Adam Stalmach, ran onto the course and gyrated around for as long as he could before authorities got to him.
Well the streaker was arrested He confessed his guilt and shame Oh and by the way, I forgot to say Flash Gordon was his name Well the old folks home is quiet now Just the odd shout or cheer But they won't forget the night they met Flash Gordon from the rear Doug Sharkey, Birkenhead
THE Scarlets have confirmed an internal investigation is under way after complaints stewards were slow to deal with a streaker at the game on Saturday.
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e naughty World Cupinspired competition was organised by the company to mark the launch of a new burger - e Streaker.
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New York, May 13 ( ANI ): A female streaker changed the depressing moment for the home fans to a light hearted one as she rushed into the field to show her support to UC Sampdoria after the club's 5-2 loss to Napoli in the Italian league Serie A clash on Sunday.
A STREAKER who gate-crashed the Turner Prize ceremony has been cleared of any crime.
THIS streaker cost bookies a cool EUR4,000 when he invaded the awards in his birthday suit.
Summary: A footballer has been sent off for tackling a streaker dressed in a Borat mankini who halted a match.