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binge

noun \ ˈbinj \

Definition of binge

1 a :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

Examples of binge in a Sentence

  1. weekend binges are a serious problem at many colleges and universities

  2. a shopping binge at the mall

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Origin and Etymology of binge

English dialect binge (to drink heavily)


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binge

verb

Definition of binge

binged; bingeing or binging
intransitive verb
:to go on a binge
  • bingeing on beer and pretzels
  • binged and purged during her teen years

binger

play \ˈbin-jər\ noun

Examples of binge in a Sentence

  1. a program designed to educate college students about the dangers of bingeing

Recent Examples of binge from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of binge

see 1binge

binge Synonyms

Synonyms
carouse, birl [chiefly Scottish], revel, roister, wassail
Related Words
booze, drink, guzzle, liquor (up), soak, tipple


BINGE Defined for English Language Learners

binge

noun

Definition of binge for English Language Learners

  • : a short period of time when you do too much of something


binge

verb

Definition of binge for English Language Learners

  • : to eat, drink, etc., too much in a short period of time : to go on a binge


BINGE Defined for Kids

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binge

noun \ ˈbinj \

Definition of binge for Students

:an act of doing something (as eating) to excess in a short time

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binge

verb

Definition of binge for Students

bingeing or binging;; binged
:to do something (as eat) to excess in a short time

Medical Dictionary

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binge

noun \ ˈbinj \

medical Definition of binge

:an act of excessive or compulsive consumption especially of food or alcoholic beverages

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binge

intransitive verb

medical Definition of binge

binged; bingeing or binging
:to go on a binge
  • a self-destructive pattern of smoking, starving, and bingeing
  • —Carol Tavris

binger

\-ər\ noun


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