ETYM Old Eng. streke; akin to Dutch streek a line, stroke, German strich, as. strica, Swed. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and Eng. strike, stroke. Related to Strike, Stroke, Strake.
1. A distinctive characteristic.
2. A sudden flash (as of lightning).
3. An unbroken series of events; SYN. run.
1. To move quickly in a straight line
2. To run naked in a public place.