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spree definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a brief indulgence of your impulses [syn: spree, fling] v
1: engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1804 an unrestrained indulgence in or outburst of an activity <went on a buying spree>; also a drunken revel ; binge

Merriam Webster's

geographical name river 247 miles (397 kilometers) E Germany flowing N into the Havel

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. colloq. --n. 1 a lively extravagant outing (shopping spree). 2 a bout of fun or drinking etc. --v.intr. (sprees, spreed) have a spree. Phrases and idioms: on the spree engaged in a spree. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spree Spree, n. [Cf. Ir. spre a spark, animation, spirit, Gael. spraic. Cf. Sprack.] A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic; a carousal. [Colloq.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sprees) If you spend a period of time doing something in an excessive way, you can say that you are going on a particular kind of spree. Some Americans went on a spending spree in December to beat the new tax. N-COUNT: usu n N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Colloq.) 1. Carousal, revel, revelry, revelling, jollification, bacchanals, saturnalia, debauch, compotation, wassail, orgies, carouse, cups, drinking-bout. 2. Row, riot, disturbance, shindy.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A frolic. Fun. A drinking bout. A party of pleasure.

Moby Thesaurus

bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat, bender, binge, bout, bust, carousal, carouse, celebrate, celebration, compotation, cut loose, debauch, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, escapade, fling, frolic, guzzle, hell, hell around, jag, jollify, jolly, lark, let go, let loose, let off steam, make merry, make whoopee, orgy, outing, ploy, potation, pub-crawl, raise hell, rampage, randan, randy, revel, riot, roister, romp, see life, skylark, splurge, step out, symposium, tear, toot, wanton, wassail, whoop it up, wingding



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