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

Other Words from binge

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Because one man’s trash is another man’s mindless Netflix binge, apparently. Andy Meek, BGR, 24 Sep. 2022 For $300,000, any Netflix binge watcher can now purchase a piece of pop culture history. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 21 Sep. 2022 More are staggering the release of TV episodes rather than using the binge-release model pioneered by Netflix. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 For the mom, friend, or sibling that stuck by the CW series for eight (!!) seasons and craves a binge rewatch like a vampire craves their next bite, nothing will mean more than merch from their favorite show. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 30 Aug. 2022 That home goods buying binge has come to a crashing halt. Chris Isidore, CNN, 28 Aug. 2022 Here's a roundup of the best reality TV shows to add to your binge list. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 23 Aug. 2022 David thinks that early quarantine binge drinking also added fuel to the sobriety fire. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2022 For his next trick, Mr. Biden will now attempt to persuade voters that his historic binge of spending on politically correct infrastructure and inefficient energy production will restrain prices. James Freeman, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb There are five seasons to binge, as well as a spinoff series Selling Tampa, also on Netflix. Emily Smith, EW.com, 9 July 2022 Viewers with time to binge discovered the drama both on-track and in the paddock. Kyle Mahnke, San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2022 Stranger Things, the example in question here, saw its English-language records smashed open by season 4 in terms of watchtime and viewership, so clearly everyone is showing up to binge as planned. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 8 June 2022 The timing means both Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends can be reserved to binge, and hopefully the month will fly by thanks to all the plot theorizing that's about to hit the Internet. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 May 2022 Prime Video also has a wide variety of other original shows and free movies to binge including the newest season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Nishka Dhawan, Rolling Stone, 24 Mar. 2022 Is Spears using her newfound freedom to binge-watch all the Batman movies? Brendan Morrow, The Week, 20 July 2022 These fall into two categories: Streamers who are excited about a series from the beginning and follow it faithfully, and those who opt to binge it all at once after the series has aired. Chris Morris, Variety, 8 June 2022 Four seasons of Yellowstone have aired and longtime fans and new viewers alike can now binge every season of Yellowstone online. Oscar Hartzog, Rolling Stone, 17 May 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

28 Sep 2022

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“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for 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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