binge

noun
\ ˈbinj How to pronounce binge (audio) \

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 How to pronounce binger (audio) \ 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

Her favorite show to binge-watch on HGTV is House Hunters International. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Why Windy City Rehab's Alison Victoria Is the Woman to Watch on HGTV," 4 Mar. 2019 The company, which has about 17,000 U.S. rental homes, made a deal in the summer with a Texas pension fund and a Singaporean sovereign-wealth fund to go on a three-year, $2 billion homebuying binge. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Wall Street’s Big Landlords Are So Hungry for Houses They’re Building Them," 3 Jan. 2019 Turner said that people who have BED may also restrict food intake in the aftermath of a binge, which is a common misperception. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "How to Cope With Binge Eating Disorder Over the Holidays," 17 Dec. 2018 Dave Lancaster, 45, used to binge every day on sausages, chips, pies and wine for years, ballooning to a nearly 480 pounds in 2016. Fox News, "Man loses 280 pounds in two years after walking 6,000 miles," 21 July 2018 SUNDAY 15 Book Fair Sunday, 1-4 p.m., the public is invited to binge on bargains. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park area events, July 11-21," 10 July 2018 Shows to binge-watch Spirit Science, Narcos, Stranger Things, Broad City. Vanity Fair, Vanities, "SZA Loves Lisa Simpson, Balenciaga, and Her Rite Aid Hoodie," 26 June 2018 For close to 90 years, the ballroom has housed dances, concerts, binges, brawls, mud-wrestling matches, a circus sideshow and one pig race. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Rockers, punks and cowboys find a rowdy haven at Cain's in Tulsa, Okla.," 14 June 2018 Still, home-run binges -- even the 14 during the five-game winning streak -- don't tell the whole Beavers tale. Ron Richmond For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Oregon State baseball feasting at the plate, fully healthy midway through Pac-12 play," 24 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After binging the show, viewers are taking active steps toward organizing their homes and lives. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "A Marie Kondo Netflix Glitch Has The Internet In An Uproar," 23 Jan. 2019 February 14th is most commonly known as a day for eating chocolate, binging rom-coms, and hanging out with your squad. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "11 Teen Gun Violence Survivors and Activists on the Parkland Shooting Anniversary," 14 Feb. 2019 Companies in emerging markets, particularly China, have binged even more, part of a broad surge in borrowing in the developing world. Aaron Kuriloff, WSJ, "Taking Stock of the World’s Debt," 27 Dec. 2018 Users who have spotted the test feature have taken to (since deleted) Reddit and Twitter to voice their annoyance at having their show-binging interrupted by an ad for other shows. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Netflix is testing video promos that play in between episodes," 17 Aug. 2018 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

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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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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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