Streak Streak, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Streaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Streaking}.] 1. To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors. [1913 Webster]

A mule . . . streaked and dappled with white and black. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

Now streaked and glowing with the morning red. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. With it as an object: To run swiftly. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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