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In college, I probably lost a total of about 11 games, and then I came to the Celtics and in my first three weeks we went on a nine-game losing streak.
Paul Pierce

Meaning of "losing streak" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LOSING STREAK

losing streak  [ˈluːzɪŋ striːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LOSING STREAK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Losing streak is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LOSING STREAK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Losing streak

In sports, a losing streak is an uninterrupted string of contests (whether games, matches, etc.) lost by a team or individual. A losing streak can last as few as two games, or it may last much longer. A losing streak and a winless streak are distinctively different, as a winless streak may include: ▪ tie games ▪ in association football, ice hockey and some field hockey leagues, overtime or shootout losses ▪ in first-class cricket unfinished matches. Tie games can also be included in an unbeaten streak, as it is in soccer. In individual level, losing streaks might arise from the loser effect: an increased probability of losing at time T, based on losing at time T-1, T-2, etc. What this means is that you have a slightly higher probability of losing the next match because you lost the previous one. The outcome of a match does not solely depend on the strength of the opponents, but also on how much effort one or the other is willing to invest. The loser effect rises from the tendency to hold back on the next match after losing. On the other hand, the winner effect encourages the opponent who won the previous match to invest more in the next fight.

Definition of losing streak in the English dictionary

The definition of losing streak in the dictionary is a succession of losses or defeats.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LOSING STREAK


bestreak
bɪˈstriːk
creak
kriːk
creek
kriːk
fenugreek
ˈfɛnjʊˌɡriːk
freak
friːk
Greek
ɡriːk
hairstreak
ˈhɛəˌstriːk
lapstreak
ˈlæpˌstriːk
perique
pəˈriːk
phreak
friːk
redstreak
ˈredˌstriːk
reek
riːk
Reg.
riːk
screak
skriːk
shriek
ʃriːk
speedfreak
ˈspiːdˌfriːk
streak
striːk
tughrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
tugrik
ˈtuːˌɡriːk
wreak
riːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LOSING STREAK

lose the exchange
lose the plot
lose time
lose track of
losel
loser
Losey
losh
losing
losing battle
losingly
losings
loslyf
loss
loss adjuster
loss leader
loss ratio
losses
lossless
lossmaker

WORDS THAT END LIKE LOSING STREAK

break
career break
city break
coffee break
daybreak
heartbreak
jailbreak
Jesus freak
lucky break
lunch break
make or break
make-or-break
mini-break
newsbreak
outbreak
price break
service break
tax break
tie-break
yellow streak

Synonyms and antonyms of losing streak in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «losing streak» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LOSING STREAK

Find out the translation of losing streak to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of losing streak from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «losing streak» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

连跌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mala racha
570 millions of speakers

English

losing streak
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खोने लकीर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهزائم المتتالية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проигрыш
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

série de derrotas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হারানো স্ট্রোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

strie perdante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kehilangan coretan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pechsträhne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

連敗
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연패
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kalah tikus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thua cuộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோல்வியடைந்தது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हार गमावणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çizgi kaybetmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

serie di sconfitte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

passę utraty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

програш
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lant de ghinioane
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηττών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

streep verloor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förlorande strimma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

losing streak
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about losing streak

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2 QUOTES WITH «LOSING STREAK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word losing streak.
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Joe E. Lewis
I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.
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Paul Pierce
In college, I probably lost a total of about 11 games, and then I came to the Celtics and in my first three weeks we went on a nine-game losing streak.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LOSING STREAK»

Discover the use of losing streak in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to losing streak and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
The author looks at winning and losing in the business world, arguing that the key to success lies in an organization's character, perseverance, winning tradition, and confidence.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, 2004
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Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments
Losing Streak • 277 “trend followers.” So-called primitive trading strategies (PTS) capture the essence of such dynamic trading strategies using static easy-to- understand algorithms. For example, the payoff of a perfect market timer who may  ...
Greg N. Gregoriou, 2008
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The Longest Season: The Story of the Orioles' 1988 Losing Streak
The story of how Cal Ripken and the Orioles broke their losing streak of twenty-one consecutive games in 1988.
Cal Ripken, Jr., 2007
4
Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas ...
Sooner or later you are going to run into a losing streak. One thing is certain: a losing streak can affect you psychologically. It can wreak havoc with you emotionally, causing you to secondguess and question your own abilities and your play.
Frank Scoblete, 2013
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The 1964 Phillies: The Story of Baseball's Most Memorable ...
Between June 15th and July 13th they experienced an eight-game losing streak and two seven-game ones. They won just five games in a month and a total of ten games over a two-month period. Major league baseball hadn't seen anything ...
John P. Rossi, 2005
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Trading Systems
This is one of the most popular approaches. In this way the system with the highest losing trade, largest losing streak or largest losing drawdown will have the lowest number of contracts allotted to it and conversely the system with the smallest ...
Emilio Tomasini, Urban Jaekle, 2011
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Orioles Fans Faithful Despite Losing Streak
Despite the Baltimore Orioles' losing streak, the team's fans are still hanging in there and hoping for a victory. At JET press time, the Orioles had been beaten by the Kansas City Royals 4-3, pushing their losing streak this season to 17 straight  ...
8
The Detroit Pistons: Four Decades of Motor City Memories
13 March 7-Oct. 31, 1980 Road Losing Streak 19 Dec. 5, 1980-Feb. 7, 1981 Poorest Start 0-7 1963-64; Oct. 10-22, 1980 Poorest Finish 0-14 March 7-30, 1980 Jan. 23-March 20, 1990 March 7-30, 1980 March 7-Oct. 22. 1980 Jan. 23- Feb.
Steve Addy, 1997
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Losing Streak
Happiness doesn't come without a price.
Kristine Wyllys, 2014
10
My Cave My View: I Couldn't Make This Up
Saturday Iwent to Provo to run the Provo River Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and sure enough I was able to defend my losing streak. It wasn't easy, there were over 1200 runners behind me that insisted that I win, but on the other hand there were ...
Gary Torres, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LOSING STREAK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term losing streak is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is oil price set for rebound after losing streak? - CNBC.com
But despite its recent losing streak – which has seen Brent prices fall close to 10 percent over the past 30 days – a number of banks think oil ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
2
Arizona Diamondbacks six-game losing streak: By the Numbers
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, reaches up to try to make a catch on a pitch that bounced off of home plate as Arizona ... «Arizona Sports, Jul 15»
3
Thai Stock Market May Snap Losing Streak - NASDAQ.com
(RTTNews.com) - The losing streak has hit five sessions now for the Thai stock market, which has surrendered nearly 25 points or 1.6 percent ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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South Korea Bourse May Halt Losing Streak - NASDAQ.com
(RTTNews.com) - The South Korea stock market has closed lower now in back-to-back sessions, shedding almost 15 points or 0.7 percent ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
5
Foul Trouble Plagues Sun As Losing Streak Hits Six Games …
WASHINGTON — The euphoria of a quick start has given way to the sobering task of getting their season back on track. That's how things have ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
6
AquaSox snap 4-game losing streak, beat Hops 14-6 - HeraldNet.com
HILLSBORO — The Everett AquaSox snapped a four-game losing streak in a big way Sunday, jumping out to a 7-0 lead after the first two ... «HeraldNet, Jul 15»
7
Flying Tigers' Losing Streak Hits 10 Games | TheLedger.com
LAKELAND | Not even the largest weeknight crowd of the season could help Lakeland get out of its funk, as the Flying Tigers fell to Clearwater, ... «The Ledger, Jul 15»
8
Timbermen snap 12-game losing streak - Nanaimo Daily News
The Nanaimo Timbermen (3-12) secured their first win in 12 games on Sunday night as they beat the Maple Ridge Burrards (7-8) 9-8 at Frank ... «Nanaimo Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Mud Hens end losing streak at 5 - Toledo Blade
Mud Hens end losing streak at 5. Toledo rallies to beat Indians. BY JOHN WAGNER BLADE SPORTS WRITER. After the Mud Hens lost to ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
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Iran: oil on a losing streak, but for how long? - BBH - FXstreet.com
FXStreet (Guatemala) - Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that the price of light sweet crude oil fell 4.2% last week, the third ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»

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