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
They went on a killing spree.
went on a spending spree
Recent Examples of spree from the Web
The insurer’s global takeover spree since 2014 has raised questions about its ownership and finances, while China has clamped down on capital flight.
Polluting industries such as oil and coal are highly automated and are unlikely to embark on a major hiring spree even if the United States dropped out of the Paris agreement, analysts say.
Jeremy Christian, the man accused of a deadly stabbing spree on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train made several outbursts in his first court appearance.
Polluting industries such as oil and coal are highly automated and are unlikely to embark on a major hiring spree even if the United States dropped out of the Paris agreement, experts say.
The robbery and fatal shooting were part of a crime spree by Tutor and her boyfriend, John Hughes.
Authorities said Godbolt allegedly fled the scene and continued his spree of violence, killing four other people — two boys and a man and a woman — at two other locations before his arrest early Sunday.
Mr. Malvo and an older man, John A. Muhammad, went on a horrific shooting spree in 2002 that left at least 10 people dead in Washington, and in its Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
A couple of other passengers bragged about their crime spree – then became convinced Bob was an undercover officer.
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Origin and Etymology of spree
First Known Use: 1804
Definition of Spree
river 247 miles (397 kilometers) long in eastern Germany flowing north into the Havel River
SPREE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spree for English Language Learners
: a short period of time when you do a lot of something
SPREE Defined for Kids
Definition of spree for Students
: an outburst of an activity They went on a buying spree.
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