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    alpacinoutd is offline Key Member
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    when headlights appear in the night

    I want to express the idea that a car's headlights pierce the night. Can I use "streak"

    Is this correct and natural?

    A truck appeared in the distance. It bounced on the road as it came closer to use, its headlights streaking the empty night.

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    Re: when headlights appear in the night

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to express the idea that a car's headlights pierce the night. Can I use "streak"?

    Is this correct and natural?

    A truck appeared in the distance. It bounced on the road as it came closer to us, its headlights streaking the empty night.
    Sure! You could also use:

    - brightening
    - illuminating
    - piercing
    - revealing
    - slashing
    - slicing
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-May-2021 at 15:34. Reason: Added a missing question mark
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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