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steak

[steyk] /steɪk/
noun
1.
a slice of meat or fish, especially beef, cooked by broiling, frying, etc.
2.
chopped meat prepared in the same manner as a steak.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English steike < Old Norse steik meat roasted on a stick
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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

steak

/steɪk/
noun
1.
See beefsteak
2.
any of various cuts of beef of varying quality, used for braising, stewing, etc
3.
a thick slice of pork, veal, etc, or of a large fish, esp cod or salmon
4.
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
n.

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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