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[steyk] /steɪk/
a slice of meat or fish, especially beef, cooked by broiling, frying, etc.
chopped meat prepared in the same manner as a steak.
Origin of steak
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English steike < Old Norse steik meat roasted on a stick Unabridged
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Examples from the web for steak
  • Fiercely grilled steak with a stark sauce is a combination popular throughout the world.
  • What follows are two recipes for fajitas: one mushroom, one steak.
  • Hominids have been cutting their steak for much longer than anybody thought.
  • steak tartare may not have been the best choice for this meal.
  • Pair this crowd-pleaser with grilled skirt steak and chili beans for a complete feast.
  • It's not a big slab of steak but a smaller, succulent morsel of meat.
  • Switch from mineral salt to sea salt and sprinkle some garlic powder over your steak the next time.
  • If you can shell out the dough to cook a steak dinner for yourself, more power to you.
  • In today's health-conscious society, many diners consider their steak dinners to be a splurge.
  • Generously season both sides of steak with salt and pepper.
British Dictionary definitions for steak


See beefsteak
any of various cuts of beef of varying quality, used for braising, stewing, etc
a thick slice of pork, veal, etc, or of a large fish, esp cod or salmon
minced meat prepared in the same way as steak: hamburger steak
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse steik roast; related to steikja to roast on a spit; see stick1
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Word Origin and History for steak

mid-15c., "thick slice of meat cut for roasting," probably from Old Norse steik "roast meat," cognate with steikja "to roast on a spit," and ultimately "something stuck" (on a spit); related to stick (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for steak

stay put

verb phrase

To stay where one is; not budge: No, stay put. I won't be but a minute (1843+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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