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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Verb

binger \ ˈbin-​jər How to pronounce binger (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for binge

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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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 Music lovers and binge-watchers may find this card particularly worthwhile with 6% cash back on Apple Music, Netflix, HBO Max, and other streaming subscriptions. Taylor Medine, USA TODAY, "The best credit cards for groceries of 2020," 8 July 2020 This might have meant more time in nature, doing fun coding projects, binge-reading age-appropriate spy series or spraying his little brother with the hose. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "Summer learning: Does my kid need an extra boost in this year of Covid?," 7 July 2020 Most of the accounts that don't have a 2FA option, such as Netflix, for example, aren't at such high risk from attack—hackers usually aren't so interested in binge-watching Netflix Originals and messing with your recommendations. David Nield, Wired, "How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe," 12 July 2020 Summer 2020 has been full of binge-able tv shows—Tiger King, Normal People, and The Great among them—but few have the fashion highs of Legendary, the HBO Max reality competition centered on the ballroom scene. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Law Roach on Legendary and the Power of Ball Culture," 10 July 2020 It’s a digital data binge in which resonance matters more than fact or logic. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, "“Grosse Fatigue” Tells the Story of Life on Earth," 10 July 2020 Warrior Nun is now streaming on Netflix and makes for an excellent holiday-weekend binge. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: Fierce and fun Warrior Nun is a perfect Fourth of July binge-watch," 3 July 2020 Coming July 15: In the early 2000s, Arizona’s rapid population growth and investor speculation fueled a homebuilding binge in the state. Taylor Seely, AZCentral.com, "Listen to the trailer for our new series, 'Rediscovering: SB 1070'," 1 July 2020 That’s right: For everyone out there looking for their next feel-good binge-watch—something to remind them that the world can, in fact, be a beautiful place—this is the show for you. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Say I Do on Netflix Is Queer Eye Meets The Wedding Planner, So Prepare to Cry," 1 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Luckily, there is a lot of Netflix content to binge starting on Friday, July 3. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "You Have 10 New Netflix Treats To Binge For July 4th Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching," 3 July 2020 Looking at myself brings forth the demon in my head that tells me to binge and then purge. Jeanne Sager, SELF, "Zoom Is Really Triggering My Eating Disorder," 8 July 2020 But her TikTok, so far, has been reserved for more lighthearted activities, like goofing around and inspiring us to re-binge You. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Shay Mitchell Dresses Up as Peach From You and Emily From Pretty Little Liars for TikTok Challenge," 4 July 2020 Now, the only thing to binge-watch is the world's collapse into crisis. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health," 25 June 2020 African-American, Latina, and Native American teenagers have all been found to be more likely to binge eat and purge than their white counterparts. Carrie Arnold, STAT, "Among people facing food insecurity, researchers find a hidden health issue: eating disorders," 25 June 2020 This mural featuring Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic from Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, was designed by Daniel Driensky and painted after the Netflix show became a must-binge hit during shelter in place. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Take our photo quiz to test your knowledge of North Texas sights," 18 June 2020 Ask a friend to binge a TV show with you (yes, my solution to most things is to watch TV). Love Letters.com, "I can’t get over this breakup," 11 June 2020 All ten episodes will be available to binge-watch on Hulu on June 19. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "A Trailer For Padma Lakshmi’s Long-Awaited Food Show Is Finally Here," 21 May 2020

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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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Last Updated

29 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for binge

binge

noun
How to pronounce binge (audio)

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 How to pronounce binger (audio) \ noun

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