binge

noun
\ ˈbinj \

Definition of binge 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a drunken revel : spree
b : an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence a buying binge
c : an act of excessive or compulsive consumption (as of food) went on an eating binge binge drinking
2 : a social gathering : party

binge

verb
binged; bingeing or binging

Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to go on a binge bingeing on beer and pretzels binged and purged during her teen years

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Verb

binger \ ˈbin-​jər \ noun

Synonyms for binge

Synonyms: Noun

bender, bust, carousal, carouse, drunk, jamboree, spree, toot, wassail

Synonyms: Verb

birl [chiefly Scottish], carouse, revel, roister, wassail

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Examples of binge in a Sentence

Noun

weekend binges are a serious problem at many colleges and universities a shopping binge at the mall

Verb

a program designed to educate college students about the dangers of bingeing
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Shop six of her best outfits below, then revisit more of 2018’s greatest TV and movie fashion, including Mrs. Maisel and other binge-worthy shows to keep you occupied over the holidays. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Let The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 Inspire Your Holiday Vacation Style," 21 Dec. 2018 What followed was a fervor of binge-watching, trend pieces, and Michelle Tanner GIFs, but the buzz tempered by the second season. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Fuller House Focuses on Kimmy Gibbler Being Stephanie Tanner's Surrogate This Season," 14 Dec. 2018 In The Favorite Sister, Knoll mines the rich landscape of reality television (think Real Housewives of New York) and creates a binge-worthy beach read complete with the provocative twists and turns of a whodunit. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'The Favorite Sister'," 2 June 2018 And June brings good news for movie buffs, short series addicts, and documentary lovers alike, as Netflix is rolling out more than a few binge-worthy picks to get you through the month. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "All the New Movies & TV Shows You Can Watch on Netflix in June," 23 May 2018 For the teens who drove the show to massive popularity, Season 2 will likely be just as binge-worthy as the first. Kevin O'keefe, chicagotribune.com, "‘13 Reasons Why,’ Season 2, argues for its existence," 16 May 2018 Reading this book is as addictive as scrolling through your Instagram or Twitter feed, and certainly as binge-worthy as any reality TV marathon. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "Bestselling Author Jessica Knoll Is Back with a Real Housewives-Inspired Page-Turner,The Favorite Sister," 16 May 2018 Their feel-good, binge-worthy programming is basically a national pastime. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Most Popular Hallmark Channel Movie in Each State Revealed," 13 Feb. 2018 Likes, 1-click buying, retweets, Amazon Dash order buttons, binge watching, keyless ignition. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Anything Good Takes Exactly Five Meetings," 18 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Quit playing your GameSphere, chug some Moca Colas, and start re-binging the greatest Nickelodeon show ever! Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "The Ultimate "Drake & Josh" Trivia Quiz," 19 Sep. 2018 Not long ago, the Centers for Disease Control noted that nearly twice as many men versus women met the diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence during the year analyzed, and men were found to be twice as likely to binge drink as women. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "Schneiderman’s Downfall Puts a Spotlight on Men, Alcohol and Violence," 9 May 2018 There will be weekend marathons for those who prefer to binge their series. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Nightflyers has the bloody body count we expect from George R.R. Martin," 29 Nov. 2018 Teenagers who smoke or who binge on alcohol have signs of artery damage by age 17, a recent study shows. Fox News, "Artery damage seen in some teenage smokers, drinkers," 7 Sep. 2018 That might seem a bit counter-intuitive, given that Netflix subscribers can already binge-watch the entire show right now. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "BoJack Horseman comes to Comedy Central this fall," 26 July 2018 Those who have binged Breaking Bad know what that means. Andy Staples, SI.com, "To Change the Kickoff Rule for the Better, the NCAA Needs a More Extreme Proposal," 5 Mar. 2018 And even though Amazon typically drops full seasons of its series all at once, the better to binge, new episodes of The Romanoffs will be released week to week (though the first two are both out Friday). Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Romanoffs, from Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, feels like a period piece about the present," 12 Oct. 2018 Even with these results, one of the concerns with fasting is that people will binge on non-fast days. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of binge

Noun

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for binge

Noun and Verb

English dialect binge (to drink heavily)

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The first known use of binge was in 1854

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More Definitions for binge

binge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of binge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short period of time when you do too much of something

binge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to eat, drink, etc., too much in a short period of time : to go on a binge

binge

noun
\ ˈbinj\

Kids Definition of binge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of doing something (as eating) to excess in a short time

binge

verb
bingeing or binging;; binged

Kids Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to do something (as eat) to excess in a short time

binge

noun
\ ˈbinj\

Medical Definition of binge 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of excessive or compulsive consumption especially of food or alcoholic beverages
binged; bingeing or binging

Medical Definition of binge (Entry 2 of 2)

: to go on a binge a self-destructive pattern of smoking, starving, and bingeing— Carol Tavris

Other Words from binge

binger \ -​ər \ noun

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