streek

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streek (third-person singular simple present streeks, present participle streeking, simple past and past participle streeked)

  1. (archaic, dialect, Britain, Scotland, transitive) To stretch.
  2. (archaic, dialect, Britain, Scotland, transitive) To lay out, as a dead body.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for streek in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch streek, from Middle Dutch strēke, from Old Dutch *striki, from Proto-Germanic *strikiz.

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Noun[edit]

streek (plural streke)

  1. prank
  2. region

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /streːk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: streek
  • Rhymes: -eːk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch strēke, from Old Dutch *striki, from Proto-Germanic *strikiz.

Noun[edit]

streek f (plural streken, diminutive streekje n)

  1. region
  2. prank, trick, antic
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: streek

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

streek

  1. singular past indicative of strijken

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

streek (third-person singular present streeks, present participle streekin, past streekit, past participle streekit)

  1. (South Scots, archaic) stretch
    Fower hunder horsemen in yeh streekit line.

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

streek c (plural streken, diminutive streekje)

  1. line, stripe
  2. stroke, stroking movement
  3. region
  4. trick, prank

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Further reading[edit]

  • streek”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011