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 After staying home at night and binge-watching TV for so much of the pandemic, people are feeling freer to head out into the world in search of live entertainment. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2022 Maybe your nightly routine involved binge-watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Terri Huggins Hart, Woman's Day, 1 Aug. 2022 Spend less time on social media, arguing politics and binge-watching shows on Netflix. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Theater festivals like the one in this funky Appalachian college town were in the binge-watching game long before Netflix had streamed a single title. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 After binge-watching Stranger Things 4, all of us have a massive crush on Joseph Quinn, aka Eddie Munson, right? Leah Campano, Seventeen, 7 July 2022 Many of you will undoubtedly be spending July 4th binge-watching the final two episodes of Stranger Things 4. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 July 2022 Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter days after Netflix viewers devoured the latest offerings from creators the Duffer Brothers to set a new binge-watching record for the streamer, the British actor describes the experience as a catharsis. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2022 The pandemic, in which both binge-watching and home renovation projects surged, gave these programs an additional boost. New York Times, 27 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Looking for a new show to binge-watch this weekend? Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 13 May 2022 As an example, Lacombe said that young adults who binge watch animation online will rarely be familiar with a director’s name. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 23 May 2022 Why binge Netflix when just outside the window is real-life drama, pathos, tragedy and comedy, all captured by the five video cameras Statter has trained on the traffic below? Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2022 Looking for something new to binge-watch this week? Mike Rose, cleveland, 16 May 2022 Like Lost, Severance confidently introduces bizarre images and seemingly nonsensical plot points and allows viewers to delightedly hypothesize about their meaning between episodes (the entire season is out now, so binge away). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 7 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

11 Aug 2022

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“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 13 Aug. 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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