teek

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese teca, from Malayalam തേക്കു് (tēkkŭ) or Tamil தேக்கு (tēkku).

Noun[edit]

teek

  1. Obsolete form of teak.
    • 1794–95, Proceedings Relative to Ships Tendered for the Service of the United East-India Company, from the Twenty-sixth of March, 1794, to the Sixth of January, 1795:[1], Extract from Major Rennel's Memoir, page 885:
      The Teek forests, from whence the marine yard at Bombay are furnished with that excellent species of ship timber, lie along the western side of the Gaut Mountains, and other contiguous ridges of hills, on the north and north-east of Basseen; the numerous rivulets that descend from thence affording water-carriage for the timber. I cannot close this account, without remarking the unpardonable negligence we are guilty of, in delaying to build Teek ships of war for the use of the Indians seas.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of telekinetic

Noun[edit]

teek (plural teeks)

  1. (science fiction) A telekinetic person; a person who has telekinetic abilities.
    • 2011, Kenyon, Nate, StarCraft Ghost: Spectres, ISBN 9781439172759, page 140:
      She stood there dumbfounded as the door swung open and banged against the inside wall, narrowly missing her.¶ I did that, she thought. I'm a... teek?
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Verb[edit]

teek (third-person singular simple present teeks, present participle teeking, simple past and past participle teeked)

  1. (science fiction) To use telekinesis; to move objects with the power of one's mind.
    • 1957 April 1, Silverberg, Robert, “Hidden Talent”, in Worlds of If[2], page 27:
      Tears of pain came to his eyes—and he didn’t know which hurt more, the pain of the soup on his arm or the real shock he had received when he had forced himself to keep from teeking the falling soup halfway across the room.
    • 2011, Kenyon, Nate, StarCraft Ghost: Spectres, ISBN 9781439172759, page 44:
      With a brief psionic push, Nova teeked them aside and into the rock, firing her rifle at the soft areas just above the creature's rib cage.

See also[edit]

  • teep (telepathy)

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

West Germanic, compare English tick, German Zecke.

Noun[edit]

teek m (plural teken, diminutive teekje n)

  1. tick (insect)

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