streak

streak UK US /striːk/ noun [C, usually singular]
a period of time during which something continues to happen, for example to go up or down in value or to succeed or fail: a streak of sth »

Stocks tumbled Thursday, ending a three-session streak of record highs.

a winning/losing streak »

Wall Street broke a three-day losing streak as the Dow closed up 137.33 points at 9188.15.

a part of someone's personality: »

an ambitous/competitive/independent streak

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a streak of determination/independence/arrogance


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • streak — ► NOUN 1) a long, thin mark of a different substance or colour from its surroundings. 2) an element of a specified kind in someone s character: a ruthless streak. 3) a spell of specified success or luck: a winning streak . ► VERB 1) mark with… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Streak — Streak, v. t. [Cf. {Stretch}, {Streek}.] To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Streak — Streak, n. [OE. streke; akin to D. streek a line, stroke, G. strich, AS. strica, Sw. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and E. strike, stroke. See {Strike}, {Stroke}, n., and cf. {Strake}.] 1. A line or long mark of a different color from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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