Spree river


a river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 miles (354 km) long.
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spree (spriː)
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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frolic, drinking bout," 1804, slang, perhaps an alteration of Fr. esprit "lively wit" (see esprit). Ir. spre seems to be a loan-word from O.N. sprakr.
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