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American English: /strik/
British English: /striːk/

Translation of streak in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (line, band)
    (in meat, marble) veta (feminine)
    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) 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) a streak of luck/bad luck
    una racha de suerte/de mala suerte
    to have or 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

  • 1 (move rapidly) (+ adverb complement) 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 el cielo
    un rayo hendió el cielo [literary]
    Example sentences
    • There was a flash of light between them, streaking down so fast Jennifer didn't catch any glare until it was over.
    • He came slowly in through the plants, the cat streaking past him in alarm.
    • My anger wore off quickly as I walked home, but not before I had unnecessarily kicked a stone hard and barely missed a giant black cat that had streaked past.
  • 2 (run naked) [colloquial]
    hacer streaking (correr desnudo en un lugar público)
    Example sentences
    • He became famous for such antics as dancing on table tops, enlivening parties by performing bump and grind striptease acts and, once, streaking naked around a swimming pool.
    • Two men arrested for streaking naked at a rugby match in Newlands on Saturday would no longer be welcome at the ground, the Western Province Rugby Football Union said yesterday.
    • And in the 1970s, the fad was streaking: running naked through campus.

transitive verb

  • 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 somethinghis clothes were streaked with paint
    llevaba la ropa manchada or (Latin America also) 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
    Example sentences
    • It was streaked with tears and his shirt was covered in blood.
    • Out on the roof, the sky was black streaked with light.
    • He uncovered his face, which was streaked with tears.
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