Definition of spree noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//spriː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//spriː//
    Shopping in stores
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  1. 1a short period of time that you spend doing one particular activity that you enjoy, but often too much of it a shopping/spending spree He's out on a spree. See related entries: Shopping in stores
  2. 2(used especially in newspapers) a period of activity, especially criminal activity to go on a killing spree
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: of unknown origin.Extra examples Hungry mobs went on a looting spree in the city. She’s out on a mad spending spree. Uruguay’s scoring spree began in the fourth minute. Vandals went on a £10 000 wrecking spree. a massive buying spree
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