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 binge (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 Last year saw the rise of teleconferencing, remote working, binge-watching and grocery delivery across the globe. Michael Plummer, Forbes, 28 June 2021 The market ballooned in the age of quarantine binge-watching. Sidney Fussell, Wired, 20 May 2021 Could the film’s reverence for golden-age Hollywood—plus a year of quarantine binge-watching—finally melt the Netflix jitters? Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 22 Apr. 2021 The episodes are tidy and short — each between five and twelve minutes — and thus perfect for binge-watching with an impaired attention span. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 After more than a decade of this model, there's still much debate over whether binge-watching or watching weekly is the best way to watch a show. Quinci Legardye, Marie Claire, 20 Apr. 2021 Learn again that watching a movie while surrounded by sometimes-annoying strangers is in fact better than binge-watching at home. Star Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 Slowly, Harry began to take note of his weekend binge-drinking. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 21 May 2021 However, certain characteristics, such as high blood pressure, obesity or binge-drinking, could put people at higher risk, researchers added. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 19 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb With only six episodes per season, is an easy series to binge, with stunning views of the Norwegian landscape. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 29 May 2021 The best reason to binge this show was eavesdropping on the bickering between Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as lifelong pals who refuse to slide gracefully into their senior years. Jon Bream, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 And Schwimmer has been rewatching it over the past year because his daughter just started to binge it. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, 27 May 2021 Don't have time to binge all 92 best picture winners before Sunday? Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2021 Even before the pandemic corralled Americans onto their couches to binge and consume a steady churn of content, producer Amy Baer knew the entertainment industry was missing an opportunity to sate viewers. Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2021 Is that to try and get people to savor the show and not just binge it all at once? Simon Thompson, Forbes, 23 June 2021 People 30 years ago could never have seen the smartphone coming—with its endless apps and alerts, email notifications, social media, and beauty how-to videos on which to binge. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 May 2021 Fox is basically a cable network now, one designed for viewers who want to watch TV rather than binge it. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 20 May 2021

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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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18 Jul 2021

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“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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

binge

intransitive verb
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 binge (audio) \ noun

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