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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Other Words from binge

Verb

binger \ ˈbin-​jər \ noun

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

So stop staying up late binge-watching -- GUILFOYLE: Netflix. Fox News, "President Trump faces pivotal days at home and overseas," 6 July 2018 Winter is for binge-watching and summer is for exploring. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the western suburbs in July," 29 June 2018 All the fireworks and BBQs and (let’s be honest) idle binge-watching are still a few days away. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "19 Killer Buys from the Best Fourth of July Sales," 29 June 2018 Netflix wants to make your next binge session easier. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Netflix's new Smart Downloads feature eases offline binge-watching," 10 July 2018 The binge continued into Thursday when Schiager mentioned wanting to kill himself and showed Phommarath his guns. Glenn E. Rice And Katie Bernard, kansascity, "Woman said 'God was speaking to her' in drug-induced fatal Blue Springs shooting," 1 June 2018 Buy Photo Elise Seyfried, who never cared for shopping, suddenly started spending four days a week at the mall and binge-buying dozens $200-a-pop high heels. Lini S. Kadaba, Philly.com, "Fighting the stigma of mental illness, one brave story at a time," 31 May 2018 While there’s a definite throughline, each episode works as a standalone piece of comedy, making it an easy binge. Jennifer M. Wood, WIRED, "10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend," 24 May 2018 Individuals with anorexia, binge eating disorder and bulimia often feel anxious and overwhelmed when surrounded by food. Juli Fraga, Washington Post, "With the help of virtual therapists, people with eating disorders tackle anxiety in grocery stores," 20 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

However, the news and chaos reminds me of binging & purging. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "A good offense may be best defense for House GOP," 25 June 2018 Zombie Juice: More like not binging on psychedelics. Max Cea, GQ, "Flatbush Zombies Are Not Trippin’," 18 Apr. 2018 Get ready to binge-watch: CBS just announced its fall 2018 schedule, and there's a lot to look forward to. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "CBS Announced Its Fall TV Lineup, Including 'Blue Bloods' and 'Murphy Brown'," 10 July 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in six adults binge about four times a month, downing about eight drinks in each binge. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "What too much alcohol can do to your health," 13 Apr. 2018 Maybe your teenager binged on your account and messed up your personalized recommendations? Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "You can see what Netflix knows about you, but you can't download it," 17 Apr. 2018 But, over time, eating foods that trick you into feeling full can lead to binging, overeating, and malnutrition. refinery29.com, "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018 Hip-hop aficionados gleefully binged on the eight-episode Netflix series Rapture upon its release. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Killer Mike on Working With 2 Chainz & Getting Advice From Nas: 'He Really Taught Me to Keep Being Intelligent'," 28 June 2018 Down nine shots on the first tee, Spieth binged on birdies. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Patrick Reed, fueled by doubters, wins the Masters by a stroke over Rickie Fowler," 9 Apr. 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

English dialect binge (to drink heavily)

Verb

see binge entry 1

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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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