spree

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
spree /spri/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a period or burst of action in which one does as one wishes, without thinking or worrying about the results:a drinking spree; a shopping spree.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
spree  (sprē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a lively frolic or outing.
  2. a bout or spell of drinking to intoxication;
    binge;
    carousal.
  3. a period, spell, or bout of indulgence, as of a particular wish, craving, or whim:an eating spree; a spending spree.
  4. a period or outburst of extreme activity:Our basketball team went on a scoring spree and won 114 to 78.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1795–1805

Spree  (shprā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 mi. (354 km) long.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

spree /spriː/ n
  1. a session of considerable overindulgence, esp in drinking, squandering money, etc
  2. a romp
Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps changed from Scottish spreath plundered cattle, ultimately from Latin praeda booty



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