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

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Welcome to the latest installment of 3 Up, 3 Down, our weekly gauge of who’s streaking and who’s slumping throughout Major League Baseball. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Forget Harper and Machado. Yankees Scored With Free-Agent Bet on DJ LeMahieu," 26 June 2019 The variegation is an irregular white streaking and makes quite a striking specimen. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Why do some garden leaves turn green, white and yellow? Foliage decoded," 14 June 2019 Welcome to the latest installment of 3 Up, 3 Down, our weekly stock watch of who’s streaking and who’s slumping throughout Major League Baseball. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Lucas Giolito Is Living Up to His Top Prospect Billing," 11 June 2019 In that way the Naked Bike Ride is like old-fashioned streaking, only with spokes, handle bars, and an NOPD escort. Doug Maccash, nola.com, "Did the Naked Bike Ride dare to be even barer in 2019?," 9 June 2019 Barrett added a three-point play and Williamson threw a one-handed bounce pass to a streaking Jones for an easy layup as Duke led 44-36 at the break. Pete Iacobelli, The Seattle Times, "Williamson, Duke survive UCF’s late misses, reach Sweet 16," 25 Mar. 2019 Similarly, a comet or meteor streaking across the sky might have looked very snakelike to superstitious Norsemen, who likely would have viewed them as manifestations of Jormungand. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Wolf’s jaw” star cluster may have inspired parts of Ragnarök myth," 16 Nov. 2018 For cleaning, use a wet sponge to wipe down the counter with a mild soap-and-water mixture, and dry with a towel (too much soap in the solution will cause streaking). Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "How to Keep a Clean Kitchen," 28 Sep. 2011 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

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First Known Use of streaking

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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