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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.

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