Sleeking
Sleek Sleek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sleeked};p. pr. & vb. n. {Sleeking}.] To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over. [1913 Webster]

Sleeking her soft alluring locks. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Gentle, my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sleek — Sleek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sleeked};p. pr. & vb. n. {Sleeking}.] To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over. [1913 Webster] Sleeking her soft alluring locks. Milton. [1913 Webster] Gentle, my lord, sleek o er… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sleeked — Sleek Sleek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sleeked};p. pr. & vb. n. {Sleeking}.] To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over. [1913 Webster] Sleeking her soft alluring locks. Milton. [1913 Webster] Gentle, my lord, sleek o… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleek — I. verb Etymology: Middle English sleken, alteration of sliken more at slick Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. slick < grooms sleeking cooled horses Sunset > 2. to cover up ; gloss over …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • sleek — I UK [sliːk] / US [slɪk] adjective Word forms sleek : adjective sleek comparative sleeker superlative sleekest 1) sleek fur or hair is smooth and shiny a young man with sleek dark hair a sleek black cat 2) fashionable and attractive in design a… …   English dictionary

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