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A river, about 400 km (250 mi) long, of eastern Germany rising near the Czech border and flowing generally north to the Havel River at Berlin.
1. A sudden indulgence in or outburst of an activity: a shopping spree; a crime spree.
2. A carefree, lively outing.
[Perhaps alteration of Scots spreath, spreagh, cattle stolen in a raid, cattle raid, from Scottish Gaelic sprèidh, cattle, from Middle Irish, ultimately from Latin praeda, booty; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. a session of considerable overindulgence, esp in drinking, squandering money, etc
2. a romp
[C19: perhaps changed from Scottish spreath plundered cattle, ultimately from Latin praeda booty]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a period or bout of indulgence, as of a craving or whim: an eating spree; a spending spree.
2. a binge; carousal.
3. a period or outburst of activity.
[1795–1805; orig. uncertain]
a river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 mi. (354 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||spree - a brief indulgence of your impulses|
spending spree - a brief period of extravagant spending
|Verb||1.||spree - engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping|
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spree[spriː] N → juerga f, parranda f, farra f (esp S. Cone)
to go on a spree → ir de juerga or parranda or (esp S. Cone) farra
to go on a killing spree → matar a una serie de personas
see also spending B
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to go on a spree → faire la fête spending spree
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
spree[spriː] n (fam) to go on a spending spree → fare spese folli
to go on a spree → darsi alla pazza gioia, fare baldoria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995