steek

verb

steeked; steeking; steeks
chiefly Scotland
: shut, close

Examples of steek in a Sentence

Macleod threatened to steek the door in my face if I ever said a word against the Scots again.

Word History

Etymology

Middle English steken to pierce, fix, enclose; akin to Old English stician to pierce — more at stick

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of steek was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near steek

Cite this Entry

“Steek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steek. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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