I hope this is the right stack exchange to post this question in, I avoided the English one because my question concerns English grammar, and English is not my mother tongue. I'm reading fiction online as way of practicing my own English and writing, and came across this sentence which confused me a lot:
Overhead arrows streaked out into the night.
The context is a battlefield where archers are sending arrows flying towards the enemy, but I'm having a hard time understanding this phrasing.
From what I know, 'streak' is a noun that signifies either a chain of events (so a continuous line of events), or mark/stain of some sort. I'm guessing from the context that the imagery behind the sentence is that the arrows are leaving a line behind in the sky? But I fail to understand what rule determines which nouns can be used as a verb, and how and when exactly can I turn a noun into a verb, and which circumstances can I add an adverb particle (like "out").