streek

verb
\ ˈstrēk How to pronounce streek (audio) \
streeked; streeking; streeks

Definition of streek

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of streek

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for streek

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

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“Streek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streek. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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