a massive buying spree

buying, shopping, spending
acquisition, hiring (both business)
crime, killing, looting (esp. AmE), murder, shooting, wrecking (BrE)

Hungry mobs went on a looting spree in the city.

Vandals went on a £10 000 wrecking spree.

go on

He's gone on a drinking spree.

on a spree

She's out on a shopping spree.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Sprée — Spree Spree/Sprjewja/Spréva Caractéristiques Longueur 400 km Bassin 10,105 km2 …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • spree — [spri:] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from Scottish English spreath attack to steal cattle , from Scottish Gaelic spreidh cattle ] a short period of time when you do a lot of one activity, especially spending money or drinking alcohol on a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spree — (spr[=e]), n. [Cf. Ir. spre a spark, animation, spirit, Gael. spraic. Cf. {Sprack}.] A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic; a carousal. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {spending spree} an incident in which one spends money freely; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sprée — (la) (en all. Spree) riv. d Allemagne (403 km); naît en haute Lusace, à la frontière tchèque; passe à Berlin; se jette dans la Havel (r. dr.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Spree — * Spree trinken. (Berlin.) Seinen Tod im Wasser, in der Spree suchen. Nach der (1856) in Berlin mehrere hundert mal gegebenen Posse von D. Kalisch, Der Actienbudiker …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

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