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

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 Follow along with our binge-watch of this sumptuous series. Kristin Vartan, EW.com, "The Dickinson recap binge guide: Episodes 1-10," 11 Nov. 2019 The series will continue to post new episodes daily until the 31st — so there’s plenty of time left for a binge session. Bianca Betancourt, Teen Vogue, "Spotify Podcast About Urban Legends Drops for Halloween," 21 Oct. 2019 And with dozens of films in theaters on any given weekend, plus virtually endless layers of streaming purgatory to sort through in search of your next binge-watch, there's more out there—and tougher decisions to make—than ever. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to Watch This Weekend In Theaters and On Demand, From ‘Joker’ to ‘Low Tide’," 4 Oct. 2019 These looks made for a binge-watch of a different kind—and provided several real and astonishing wins before the first awards were handed out. Vogue, "Emmy Awards 2019: The Best Dressed Celebrities on the Red Carpet," 23 Sep. 2019 Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime cultivated binge-watching by releasing whole seasons of a series at once, rather than in weekly installments. Adam Wilson, Harper's magazine, "Good Bad Bad Good," 16 Sep. 2019 She should be excited, for that matter, to watch the violent pseudo-realism of Scorsese’s Goodfellas or to binge-watch the contemporary struggles of the Soprano family. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Criminal Charisma," 12 Sep. 2019 Before you end up binge-watching all of season 3, here's a little more about the 13 Reasons Why's cast members IRL relationship statuses. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here Are All the "13 Reasons Why" Stars' Relationship Statuses IRL," 9 Aug. 2019 Surveys suggest that one in six adults in the United States binge drink four times a month. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "The Problem With Calling Sobriety A "Wellness Trend"," 5 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb While trying to lose weight, Becky Beach found assistance in an unlikely place: thousands of online videos featuring people binging on massive amounts of ramen, burgers, chicken wings and seafood boils brimming with crab and lobster. Leanne Italie, Houston Chronicle, "Binge eating videos find big audience, even for weight loss," 8 Oct. 2019 Parents and kids can binge an extra episode together without delaying bedtime for too long. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, "Why Netflix is looking to India and a curious baby called Bheem to expand its user numbers abroad," 26 Aug. 2019 Our friends stick by our sides through it all, from small things like binging that new Netflix show to helping us with mental health issues. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "Friends’ Brains Work in Similar Ways, Study Finds," 7 Feb. 2018 Instead, rather than being a festival of discoveries, Toronto has become a destination to binge watch the latest fall movies that are about to explode. Brent Lang, chicagotribune.com, "10 biggest winners and losers at the Toronto Film Festival," 12 Sep. 2019 What a summer it's been with only the Nations League, Women's World Cup, Under-21 Euros, Africa Cup of Nations, Copa America and various pre-season tournaments around the globe to keep you away from binging on Stranger Things? SI.com, "Premier League Managers: Ranking All 20 Bosses by How Hard They Are," 6 Aug. 2019 Create a Multipurpose Kitchen A deep banquette can certainly function as seating during meals, but this spot was also designed for binging on books or, let’s face it, Netflix. Chantal Lamers, Sunset, "There’s No Home Design Problem a Banquette Can’t Solve," 22 Jan. 2018 Old fans re-binged and new, younger fans discovered the show for the first time, and that — plus the show’s upcoming 25th anniversary on Sept. 22 — put Friends in the spotlight once again. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Please stop woke-testing Friends," 10 Sep. 2019 And with shows like Project Runway bloating to upwards of 90 minutes, the series’s 23-minute episodes are brisk enough to binge through without feeling too gross about yourself. Judy Berman, Time, "The 6 Best New Shows of Summer 2019," 20 Aug. 2019

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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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Time Traveler for binge

The first known use of binge was in 1854

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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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