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 There's still time for a big movie binge before Sunday's soirée. Aj Willingham, CNN, 20 Apr. 2021 To top all this off, ViacomCBS had to sell the new direction for a show that lived on streaming, which usually sends viewers back to the first season for their binge. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 Job growth in March was strong at U.S. small businesses, which seem poised for another historic hiring binge. James Freeman, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2021 But even as that happens, retailers will begin building up inventories for the holiday shopping binge. New York Times, 6 Mar. 2021 But even as that happens, retailers will begin building up inventories for the holiday shopping binge. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Mar. 2021 Estimates for the spending binge start at just under $400 million. Richard Chess, Bloomberg.com, 16 Nov. 2020 The flaws of Darren Starr’s new Netflix show may be perfectly calibrated for binge watching in 2020. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, 15 Oct. 2020 The sixth and final season of Schitt's Creek dropped on the streaming service a few days earlier than expected, just in time for a weekend binge of the show's Emmy-sweeping final batch of episodes. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, 3 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For those who experienced it firsthand, and for those who binge reproductions of it on prestige serials a half-century later, the ’70s remains an understandably satisfying era to fantasize about. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 Greenland’s extensive high-speed fiber-optic network has brought with it better access to streaming services, allowing younger islanders to binge-watch American TV series and movies, Broberg says. Vivienne Walt, Time, 19 May 2021 There are some things that can be justified if the trade-off is being able to binge-watch a favorite childhood program. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 17 Apr. 2021 The latest tests can be found on the desktop app that many users might be familiar with, especially those who binge Netflix content on a laptop or desktop. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 16 Apr. 2021 More alarmingly, women had increased their heavy drinking episodes (or binge drinking) by 41 percent. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2021 Make sure your kids are eating structured meals to cut down on snacking and binge eating. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 10 May 2021 Creek prompted a new wave of viewers to binge the entire series, about a spoiled, rich family forced to grow up after losing everything but one another. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 8 May 2021 Today is Star Wars Day, a celebration of the beloved galactic franchise, during which fans from all over the world dress up in costume, binge the movie series and celebrate all things Star Wars. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 4 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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12 Jun 2021

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“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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
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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