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streak

Pronunciation: /striːk/

Translation of streak in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (line, band) lista (feminine), raya (feminine); (in hair) reflejo (masculine), mechón (masculine); (in meat, marble) veta (feminine); (of ore) veta (feminine), filón (masculine) a streak of light un haz or un rayo de luz a streak of lightning un relámpago
    Example sentences
    • When choosing beef fillet, the outer flesh should be a bright, purplish-red colour laced with thin streaks of white fat.
    • They have a thin streak of white scales that extends above their anterior eyes.
    • Solid streaks of cerulean blue or vibrant cyan give the small details she depicts a life that can only be attained through extensive, lucid observation.
    1.2 (in personality) veta (feminine) she has a mean streak tiene una veta mezquina, tiene algo de mezquina to have a yellow streak tener* algo de cobarde
    Example sentences
    • Today's reading highlights the jealous streak in his character.
    • Her uncle always possessed a materialistic streak to his character, even when it came down to breaks between appointments.
    • Rather, it was a combination of both mental and physical elements that kept the streak alive.
  • 2 (spell) racha (feminine) a streak of luck/bad luck una racha de suerte/de mala suerte to have o be on a winning/losing streak tener* una buena/mala racha I'm on a lucky streak estoy de (buena) suerte
    Example sentences
    • This losing streak continued against Trinidad.
    • In the midst of a losing streak, a contingent of backup players complained about playing time.
    • The team entered last weekend on a season-high six-game losing streak, and it appears other teams are catching up to Minnesota.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (move rapidly) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) she streaked into the lead rápida como un rayo, se colocó a la cabeza it streaked past the window pasó como una centella por delante de la ventana lightning streaked across the sky un rayo cruzó or [literary/literario] hendió el cielo
  • 2 (run naked) [colloquial/familiar] hacer* streaking ([ correr desnudo en un lugar público ])

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • tears streaked her face tenía el rostro surcado de lágrimas she's had her hair streaked se ha hecho mechas or claritos or reflejos (en el pelo)to be streaked with sth his clothes were streaked with paint llevaba la ropa manchada or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) chorreada de pintura her hair is already streaked with gray ya tiene el cabello entrecano the rocks were streaked with ore las rocas tenían vetas de mineral

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