streaking

noun
streak·ing | \ˈstrē-kiŋ \

Definition of streaking 

: the lightening (as by chemicals) of a few long strands of hair to produce a streaked effect

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Croatia’s Luka Modric passed from the halfway line to a streaking Ante Rebic. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Shootout Sunday: Croatia Follows Russia’s Lead and Wins on Penalty Kicks," 3 July 2018 In 2013, Russian dash cams captured a 10-ton meteor streaking across the sky before crashing to Earth. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dash cams capture it all, from bad driving to road trip photos," 23 Feb. 2018 Marina Mabrey then stripped Scott of the ball, ran after the turnover and fed a streaking Young for a 51-43 lead with 6:15 left in the third quarter. Indystar Sports, Indianapolis Star, "State college basketball: Notre Dame women cruise past Georgia Tech," 11 Feb. 2018 For now, at least, Earthlings can peer up at the night sky and look for a bright red dot streaking across space. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Could Come Crashing Back to Earth One Day," 16 Feb. 2018 Look for goldfinch-sized finches with dark streaking over the body and yellow to cream-colored wing bars. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "American goldfinches sport a new look this time of year | Charlotte Observer," 11 Feb. 2018 The play that sparked that surge came when Bates-Diop stole a pass, went to the floor for a loose ball and fed to a streaking Andrew Dakich, who spun into the lane, and dropped a pass for Tate, who finished with a dunk for 38-27 lead. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, "Ohio State basketball stretches winning streak to four games, beats Appalachian State 80-67," 16 Dec. 2017 The Rangers the regained the lead shortly after that as Ryan McDonagh brought the puck up the right side and, just before getting hit by two Kings players, sent it to a streaking Hayes in the middle. USA TODAY, "Nash helps Rangers beat Pacific Division-leading Kings, 4-2," 15 Dec. 2017 In the 115-112 win against the streaking Bulls, one where the Cavs scored 33 points on 57.1 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc, James tallied 11 of his team-high 34 points in the fourth period. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Why Cleveland Cavaliers continue to be at their best in the fourth quarter," 21 Dec. 2017

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circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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