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streeking

[stree-king] /ˈstri kɪŋ/
noun, British Dialect
1.
the act of stretching one's limbs, as on awakening or by exercise.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English streekynge. See streek, -ing1

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
1200-50; Middle English (north) streken, variant of strecchen to stretch
Related forms
streeker, noun
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