streak

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streak(
strik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (mark)
a. la raya
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My Great Dane has beautiful streaks that make him look almost like a tiger.Mi gran danés tiene unas rayas lindas que lo hacen ver casi como un tigre.
b. la lista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Somebody painted a red streak to mark the edge of the property.Alguien pintó una lista roja para marcar el borde del terreno.
c. la mecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(in hair)
Melanie has chestnut hair with blonde streaks.Melanie tiene el pelo castaño con mechas rubias.
d. la veta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(in rock)
Those streaks in the rock face are quartz.Esas vetas en la faz de la roca son cuarzo.
2. (brief period)
a. la racha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
After a streak of bad luck, I finally found a job.Tras una racha de mala suerte, por fin encontré un trabajo.
3. (personal tendency)
a. la vena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
You can't reason with Lucy; she's got such a stubborn streak!No se puede razonar con Lucy; ¡tiene semejante vena de terquedad!
b. el rasgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Johnny is a smart kid, but he has a disturbing rebellious streak.Johnny es un chico inteligente, pero tiene un alarmante rasgo de rebeldía.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to go quickly)
a. pasar a toda velocidad
The paper boy streaked by on his bike, quite nearly knocking Diana off her feet.El repartidor de periódicos pasó a toda velocidad en su bici, casi tumbando a Diana al suelo.
b. salir disparado
Jordi streaked down the street trying to catch the last bus.Jordi salió disparado por la calle tratando de agarrar el último autobús.
c. pasar como un rayo
The roadrunner streaked by the coyote, who was trying to get out from under the giant boulder.El correcaminos pasó como un rayo frente al coyote, que intentaba quitarse de encima la inmensa roca.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to run nude)
a. hacer streaking
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The soccer team streaked through the dining hall to promote their game this Saturday.El equipo de fútbol hizo streaking por el comedor para promocionar el partido del sábado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to mark)
a. manchar
Suzie's mother became very upset when she saw Suzie had streaked her new dress with muck.La madre de Suzie se molestó mucho cuando vio que había manchado de mugre su vestido nuevo.
7. (to dye)
a. hacer mechas
Katie asked her hairdresser to just streak her hair, but it came out completely blond.Katie le pidió a su peluquera que solo le hiciera mechas en el pelo, pero le quedó completamente rubio.
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streak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (stripe)
a. la raya f, lista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (in hair)
a. la mecha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
a streak of lightningun rayo
a streak of luckuna racha de suerte
winning/losing streakracha de ganar/de perder
to have a cruel streaktener un vena de crueldad
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
streaked with dirtmanchado(a)
streaked with tearscubierto(a) de lágrimas
his hair is streaked with silvertiene mechones grises
to have one's hair streakedhacerse mechas en el pelo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (move quickly)
a.
to streak offsalir disparado(a)
to streak pastpasar a toda velocidad
5. (colloquial)
a. hacer streaking (run naked)
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streak [striːk]
noun
1 (line) raya (f); [of mineral] veta (f); vena (f)
to have streaks in one's hair tener mechas en el pelo
like a streak of lightning como un rayo
2 [of madness etc] vena (f); [of luck] racha (f)
he had a cruel streak (in him) tenía un rasgo cruel; there is a streak of Spanish blood in her tiene una pequeña parte de sangre española; he had a yellow streak era un tanto cobarde
transitive verb
rayar;with de;
intransitive verb
1 (rush)
to streak along correr a gran velocidad; to streak in/out/past entrar/salir/pasar como un rayo
2 (run naked) correr desnudo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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