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spree n : a brief indulgence of your impulses [syn: fling] v : engage withour restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping

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  1. A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic.

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The Spree (; lang-hsb Sprowja, lang-dsb Sprjewja) is a river in Saxony, Brandenburg and Berlin, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Havel river and is approximately 400 kilometres in length.
Its source is located in the Lusatian Hills (Lausitzer Bergland) on the Czech border. Further north the river enters the Spreewald, a large wetlands area, that is identical with the settlement areas of the Sorbs. In its final portion the river runs through the city centre of Berlin to join the River Havel in the western quarters of Berlin.
The name of the river Spree was by Thietmar of Merseburg recorded as Sprewa (Middle German sprejen, sprewen, High German sprühen meaning to spray water). People living at the Spree river (Anwohner) were in old German language (and are still) called Spreewaner.
Residents and tourists commonly attend events at Badeschiff, a pool placed within the Spree.
Towns on the river's course include: Bautzen, Spremberg, Cottbus, Lübbenau, Lübben, Fürstenwalde and Berlin.
The river gave its name to several German districts:

Views of the Spree in central Berlin

Palace of the Republic and the Berliner Dom image:Spree in BerlinTreptow.jpg|River Spree in Berlin-Treptow, downstream view

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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