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Spree

 (sprā, shprā)
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.

spree

 (sprē)
n.
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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spree

(spriː)
n
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]
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spree

(spri)

n.
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]

Spree

(spreɪ, ʃpreɪ)

n.
a river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 mi. (354 km) long.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spree - a brief indulgence of your impulsesspree - a brief indulgence of your impulses
spending spree - a brief period of extravagant spending
intemperateness, self-indulgence, intemperance - excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence; "the intemperance of their language"
Verb1.spree - engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
pander, gratify, indulge - yield (to); give satisfaction to
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spree

noun
1. fling, binge (informal), orgy, splurge They went on a spending spree.
2. binge, bender (informal), orgy, revel (informal), jag (slang), junketing, beano (Brit. slang), debauch, carouse, drinking bout, bacchanalia, carousal, a night on the piss (taboo slang), a night on the razzle (informal) They attacked two London shops after a drinking spree.
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spree

noun
1. A drinking bout:
Slang: bat, bender, booze, jag, tear.
2. A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence:
Slang: jag.
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Translations
Spree
hoogjoomingpidu

spree

[spriː] Njuerga f, parranda f, farra f (esp S. Cone)
to go on a spreeir de juerga or parranda or (esp S. Cone) farra
to go on a killing spreematar 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

spree

[ˈspriː] n
to go on a spree → faire la fête spending spree
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spree

n spending or shopping spreeGroßeinkauf m; drinking/gambling spreeZech-/Spieltour f (inf); killing spree (of gunman) → Amoklauf m; to go/be on a spree (drinking) → eine Zechtour machen; (spending) → groß einkaufen gehen/groß einkaufen
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spree

[spriː] n (fam) to go on a spending spreefare spese folli
to go on a spree → darsi alla pazza gioia, fare baldoria
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References in classic literature ?
She measured time by means of sprees, and was eternally swollen and dishevelled.
The races, the English Club, sprees with Denisov, and visits to a certain house- that was another matter and quite the thing for a dashing young hussar!
Why, sold off in a jiffy, and no character, and I might find myself slaved about under a butcher's boy, or worked to death at some seaside place where no one cared for me, except to find out how fast I could go, or be flogged along in some cart with three or four great men in it going out for a Sunday spree, as I have often seen in the place I lived in before I came here; no," said he, shaking his head, "I hope I shall never come to that."
They would put up in one of the lodging-houses in John Street; Philip had never been to Oxford, but Griffiths had talked to him about it so much that he knew exactly where they would go; and they would dine at the Clarendon: Griffiths had been in the habit of dining there when he went on the spree. Philip got himself something to eat in a restaurant near Charing Cross; he had made up his mind to go to a play, and afterwards he fought his way into the pit of a theatre at which one of Oscar Wilde's pieces was being performed.
They made an imposing ad- venture of it, saying, "Hist!" every now and then, and suddenly halting with finger on lip; moving with hands on imaginary dagger-hilts; and giving orders in dismal whispers that if "the foe" stirred, to "let him have it to the hilt," because "dead men tell no tales." They knew well enough that the raftsmen were all down at the village laying in stores or having a spree, but still that was no excuse for their conducting this thing in an unpiratical way.
"I wonder you waste time coming over here on the spree when you've got a piece of business like that to look after.""I came over here," Mr.
Tradition says she spent the last two years of her life in the strange den I have been speaking of, after having indulged herself in one final, triumphant, and satisfying spree. She shut herself up there, without company, and without even a servant, and so abjured and forsook the world.
"Right away from a jolly good spree," he said, "by the London train--see?
"Oh, my name it is Johnny from Pike, I'm h-ll on a spree or a strike" .
I'm sorry for Mister Bluebeard, I'm sorry to cause him pain; But a terrible spree there's sure to be When he comes back again.
Folks'll say I've gone crazy when they see my building spree, but I know what I'm about.
The LONDON JOURNAL duke always has his "little place" at Maidenhead; and the heroine of the three-volume novel always dines there when she goes out on the spree with somebody else's husband.