streak·​ing | \ ˈstrē-kiŋ How to pronounce streaking (audio) \

Definition of streaking

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

Examples of streaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arteaga redirected the ball to a streaking Jacob Babalai, who scored to give Portland a 2-1 lead. Mitchell Forde | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 Sep. 2022 To prevent streaking, let the polish set before adding a clear top coat. Amber Kallor, WSJ, 20 July 2022 Tagovailoa hit a streaking Jaylen Waddle on a 42-yard pass play to turn a 10-0 game into a 17-0 advantage on the way to the win. Christopher Price,, 11 Sep. 2022 The Ravens extended their lead on their second drive of the second half on Duvernay’s second touchdown catch when Jackson avoided pressure, stepped up in the pocket and found Duvernay streaking into the end zone. Dennis Waszak Jr., Hartford Courant, 11 Sep. 2022 Plumlee connected with a streaking Gamble on the Knights’ next possession for a 30-yard score. Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 Quarterback Kirby Moore threw to end Pat Hodgson for a short gain, and then Hodgson lateraled the ball to a streaking Bob Taylor, who ran for a 73-yard touchdown. Creg Stephenson |, al, 26 Aug. 2022 Barring last-minute technical glitches or unfavorable weather, the four main SLS engines and its solid-rocket boosters are set to ignite at 8:33 a.m. EDT (1233 GMT) on Monday, sending the spacecraft streaking skyward. Reuters, NBC News, 24 Aug. 2022 Like catching a glimpse of a streaking light in the night sky. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of streaking

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of streaking was circa 1964

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27 Sep 2022

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“Streaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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