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spree

[spree] /spri/
noun
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: the team’s scoring spree;
no motive for his killing spree.
Origin of spree
1795-1805
1795-1805; origin uncertain

Spree

[shprey] /ʃpreɪ/
noun
1.
a river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 miles (354 km) long.
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spree

/spriː/
noun
1.
a session of considerable overindulgence, esp in drinking, squandering money, etc
2.
a romp
Word Origin
C19: perhaps changed from Scottish spreath plundered cattle, ultimately from Latin praeda booty
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Word Origin and History for spree
n.

frolic, drinking bout," 1804, slang, perhaps an alteration of French esprit "lively wit" (see esprit). Irish spre seems to be a loan-word from Old Norse sprakr.

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