spree

noun \ ˈsprē \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of spree

:an unrestrained indulgence in or outburst of an activity
  • a buying spree
; also :a drunken revel :binge

Examples of spree in a Sentence

  1. They went on a killing spree.

  2. went on a spending spree

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Origin and Etymology of spree

origin unknown


Spree

geographical name \ ˈshprā , ˈsprā \

Definition of Spree

river 247 miles (397 kilometers) long in eastern Germany flowing north into the Havel River


SPREE Defined for English Language Learners

spree

noun

Definition of spree for English Language Learners

  • : a short period of time when you do a lot of something


SPREE Defined for Kids

spree

noun \ ˈsprē \

Definition of spree for Students

:an outburst of an activity
  • They went on a buying spree.


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