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spree

noun [C] uk   /spriː/ us  
a short period of doing a particular, usually enjoyable, activity much more than is usual: I went on a drinking/shopping/spending spree on Saturday. 20 people were shot dead in the city, making it the worst killing spree since the riots.
Translations of “spree”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指過分的)玩樂, 短暫的放縱…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指过分的)玩乐, 短暂的放纵…
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