streak across

streak across

1. To move across (something or some place) so fast as to be hard to see. I was staring up at the sky when what I thought was a rocket came streaking across. Tom streaked across the office and out the door to get the package of documents to the post office in time.
2. To slide across (something) and leave behind a streak of residue. The slug streaked slowly across the window. That's going to streak across the wall if you don't wipe it up!
3. To run across (something or some place) without wearing any clothes. They were just about to bring the players back onto the field when two students went streaking across. Some lunatic streaked across campus earlier today.
See also: across, streak

streak across something

to move across something very fast. A comet streaked across the night sky. Tom streaked across the street to get a cup of coffee.
See also: across, streak
References in classic literature ?
Then she went on sitting, and hatched them: and in a few days they crawled out, and had only a little red streak across their necks, where the tailor had sewn them together.
Danny Kingad has been a tear in ONE Championship's flyweight division going on a five-fight winning streak across two years and he has no plans of stopping when he faces Reece McLaren.
The phenomenon started on July 17 and is expected to last until 24 August, but Sunday will see the number of shooting stars streak across the sky multiply.
The beautiful illustrations make Florence's light glow and children are encouraged to reach out and touch the light trails that streak across the sky.
China's Tiangong-1 Space Station, which is currently falling towards the earth is expected to streak across Malaysia for 81 seconds beginning 3.19am today.
The consecutive defeats, following an unbeaten 13-match winning streak across all formats against the West Indies and Pakistan, put a dampener on New Zealand's preparation for next month's triangular series with Australia and England.
If a result is achieved, a win would not only give them New Zealand the series but they would also equal their longest streak across all formats of 10 wins.
One woman, Katie, told the Hull Daily Mail: "Wonder if anyone else has seen a bright luminous green flying object about 17.41 tonight over Willerby?" Another, Brooke, said: "There was a blue streak across the sky - not a firework though!" Clarifying what the phenomenon was, UK Meteor Network described the "flashing light" as a bright fireball.
And an almost absent moon will ensure that the meteors, widely regarded as the most impressive of the year, stand out brightly as they streak across the sky.
The website's broadcast is in partnership with multiple partners and it will provide wide-angle views of the sky while fireballs streak across it.
March continues its positive streak across MENA markets with another positive close, according to Al Masah Capital's latest weekly investment report.
THE Red Arrows are once again set to streak across Midland skies as the headline aircraft at the RAF Cosford Air Show.
The Northern Lights streak across the horizon behind Bamburgh Lighthouse in Northumberland
The Hollywood Reporter described the duo as "the last of the brash, shameless, old-school, ingratiatingly crass pirates to streak across the cinematic firmament before the advent of the suits and bean counters"and indeed they were.
In addition, hundreds of Shore residents stayed up late to watch the rocket streak across the night sky from their yards.