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spree

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Pronunciation: /spriː
 
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Definition of spree in English:

noun

1A spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind: he went on a six-month crime spree a shopping spree
More example sentences
  • Gangsters used to be criminals who took off on crime sprees and lived to be hunted by the law.
  • The tabloid wants evidence of who's behind the crime spree.
  • We became friends, and went on a shopping spree in Oxford Street.
Synonyms
unrestrained bout, orgy
informal binge, splurge
1.1 dated A spell of unrestrained drinking: crews were seldom going ashore and therefore seldom going on the spree
Synonyms
drinking bout, debauch
informal binge, bender, session, sesh, booze-up, beer-up, souse, drunk, blind
Scottish informal skite
North American informal jag, toot
New Zealand informal boozeroo
British vulgar slang piss-up

verb (sprees, spreeing, spreed)

[no object] dated Back to top  
Take part in a spree: they don’t want work, they’re too busy spreeing!

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with spree

absentee, açai, addressee, adoptee, agree, allottee, amputee, appellee, appointee, appraisee, après-ski, assignee, asylee, attendee, bailee, bain-marie, Bangui, bargee, bawbee, be, Bea, bee, bootee, bouquet garni, bourgeoisie, Brie, BSc, buckshee, Capri, cc, chimpanzee, cohabitee, conferee, consignee, consultee, Cree, debauchee, decree, dedicatee, Dee, degree, deportee, dernier cri, detainee, devisee, devotee, divorcee, draftee, dree, Dundee, dungaree, eau-de-vie, emcee, employee, endorsee, en famille, ennui, enrollee, escapee, esprit, evacuee, examinee, expellee, fee, fiddle-de-dee, flea, flee, fleur-de-lis, foresee, franchisee, free, fusee (US fuzee), Gardaí, garnishee, gee, ghee, glee, goatee, grandee, Grand Prix, grantee, Guarani, guarantee, he, HMRC, indictee, inductee, internee, interviewee, invitee, jamboree, Jaycee, jeu d'esprit, key, knee, Lea, lee, legatee, Leigh, lessee, Ley, licensee, loanee, lychee, manatee, Manichee, maquis, Marie, marquee, me, Midi, mortgagee, MSc, nominee, obligee, Otomi, parolee, Parsee, parti pris, patentee, Pawnee, payee, pea, pee, permittee, plc, plea, pledgee, pollee, presentee, promisee, quay, ratatouille, referee, refugee, releasee, repartee, retiree, returnee, rupee, scot-free, scree, sea, secondee, see, settee, Shanxi, Shawnee, shchi, she, shea, si, sirree, ski, standee, suttee, tant pis, tea, tee, tee-hee, Tennessee, testee, the, thee, three, thuggee, Tiree, Torquay, trainee, Tralee, transferee, tree, Trincomalee, trustee, tutee, twee, Twi, undersea, vestee, vis-à-vis, wagon-lit, Waikiki, warrantee, we, wee, whee, whoopee, ye, yippee, Zuider Zee

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