streaking

noun
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 The rebound went right to a streaking Suter, who knocked it into the open net. Jay Cohen, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Mar. 2021 Perfect for full body application, this sunscreen has an ultra high SPF to give you full protection outdoors, provides invisible coverage, and rubs in easily—meaning there’s no chance of awkward, visible streaking, says Dr. Nazarian. Susan Brickell And Rebecca Deczynski, Health.com, 6 May 2021 The Heat led by as many as 12 in the first half, but Ball cut the lead to seven at the break with a rebound and a full-court baseball pass to a streaking Terry Rozier for the layup to beat the buzzer. Steve Reed, Star Tribune, 2 May 2021 Dylan Anderson to Gianni Fairbrother up the left side, across to the right side to Gage Goncalves then back to the left to a streaking Wright who beats Dante Giannuzzi. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 27 Apr. 2021 An 18-point rout by the streaking Golden State Warriors. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2021 Caruso looked up and spotted a streaking Devontae Cacok, who rolled in for a layup off the pass from Caruso. Broderick Turner Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Sammy Walker fed a streaking Blake McLaughlin with a stretch pass near the Mavericks blue line. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, 27 Mar. 2021 But after Wilde Lake held possession for the first 90 seconds of the second overtime, Mt. Hebron got a clear and found Adithi Arun just before midfield, and Arun was then able to play the ball ahead to the streaking Benson. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, 25 Mar. 2021

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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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30 May 2021

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“Streaking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streaking. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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