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
On April 25, 1997, Cunanan is believed to have left San Diego at the beginning of a three-month killing spree that resulted in the death of five men.
In response to a recent spree of thefts in a few streets in Edgewood – a micro hotspot, Simpson said, when 13 thefts were reported in a 30-hour period –
Prime Day 2017 is officially on July 11, but Amazon is adding six more hours of shopping this year, presumably to cash in on a second lucrative evening shopping spree.
A different jury, in 2015, convicted Silver of murdering a jogger in Coral Gables, part of a crime spree that also included shooting up a pizzeria in Delray Beach.
With his series canceled, the genius inventor embarks on a genuine crime spree.
That kicked off a three-year takeover spree that saw the firm notch more than $10 billion in foreign acquisitions.
Amid that crime spree, Indianapolis police teamed up with the DEA, FBI and federal prosecutors for a multi-agency approach that’s led to the indictments of 35 people, including six juveniles, in 62 of the robberies.
There was, for example, the California squirrel that went on a biting spree—attacking at least eight people last year.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'spree.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of spree
First Known Use: 1804See Words from the same year
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.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up spree? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).