steek
verb Etymology: Middle English steken to pierce, fix, enclose; akin to Old English stician to pierce — more at stick Date: 13th century chiefly Scottish shut, close

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  • steek — steek·gras; steek; steek·grass; …   English syllables

  • Steek — Steek, Steik Steik(st[=e]k), v. t. [Cf. {Stick}, v. t.] To pierce with a sharp instrument; hence, to stitch; to sew; also, to fix; to fasten. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steek — /steek, stayk/, v.t. Scot. to shut, close, fasten or lock (a window, door, or the like). [1150 1200; ME (north) steken (v.), OE stician to prick, stab] * * * …   Universalium

  • Steek — In knitting, steeking is a shortcut used to knit things like sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end. After completing a tube, a straight line is cut along the center of a column of stitches, in order to… …   Wikipedia

  • steek — I North Country (Newcastle) Words to fasten, to close: steek the heck fasten the door II South African Slang Origin: Afrikanerisms stab, poke (with knife); have sex. He/she steeked her/him = He/she poked her/him …   English dialects glossary

  • steek — I. ˈstēk verb Etymology: Middle English steken to pierce, fix, enclose; akin to Middle Low German & Middle Dutch steken to sting, prick, Old High German stehhan more at stick chiefly Scotland : shut, close II …   Useful english dictionary

  • steek — n British a synonym of chav, in vogue in 2004. It may be an altered form of stig …   Contemporary slang

  • Steek (disambiguation) — Steek may refer to: * Steek, a knitting word * Steek (brand), an online multimedia data storage company …   Wikipedia

  • Steek (brand) — Infobox Company company name = Steek company type = Private company slogan = the white label web2.0 online data management company. key people = Christophe Camborde, Chairman and managing director, Founder Yannick Lacastaigneratte, Chief… …   Wikipedia

  • Steek yer gab! — shut up! …   Scottish slang

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