spree

noun \ ˈsprē \
Updated on: 17 May 2018
: 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

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Spree

geographical name \ ˈshprā , ˈsprā \
river 247 miles (397 kilometers) long in eastern Germany flowing north into the Havel River


SPREE Defined for English Language Learners

spree

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


SPREE Defined for Kids

spree

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


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