- spreading zone,
- spree killer,
Origin of spree
Examples from the Web for spree
Merah's spree took place a month before France's 2012 presidential election.First Anti-Semitic Attack Since World War II Rocks Brussels|Tracy McNicoll|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spree, from Tennessee, lives in an intentional community – an alternative lifestyle society.Christian Hendricks Goes South To Capture Queer Culture|Justin Jones|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A disturbed soldier, and not al Qaeda, seemed the most likely explanation for a spree killing on a military base.The Army Life, Mundane and Hideously Violent, by Turns|Brian Van Reet|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The spree comes as the debate around gun control rages with a political intensity not seen in recent years.Annie, Get Your Gun! School Shooting Sparks Run on Firearms Sales|Matthew DeLuca|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We are not talking about an end to spree killing, only about a (perhaps) very slight reduction in its deadliness.There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre|Megan McArdle|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I exerted all my efforts to acquaint the French Government with what was passing on the Spree.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Furstenwalde is on the Spree, straight between Frankfurt and Berlin; 25 miles from the former, 35 from the latter.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
We works hard for our money, and when we gets it we spend it mostly in a spree.Redskin and Cow-Boy|G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
Massa come back from hidin' and that when he starts on a cussin' spree what lasts as long as he lives.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
The regular thing was to make two trips, and then lay up for a spree.
Word Origin for spree
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.