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streek

[streek] /strik/
verb (used with object)
1.
to stretch (one's limbs), as on awakening or by exercise.
2.
to extend (one's hand or arm), as in reaching for or offering an object.
3.
to stretch out or prepare (a corpse) for burial.
verb (used without object)
4.
to fall or lie prostrate.
5.
to move quickly, especially to advance.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English (north) streken, variant of strecchen to stretch
Related forms
streeker, noun
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