streek

verb

streeked; streeking; streeks

transitive verb

1
chiefly Scotland : stretch, extend
2
chiefly Scotland : to lay out (a dead body)

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English (northern dialect) streken; akin to Old English streccan to stretch

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Streek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streek. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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