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

bender, bust, carousal, carouse, drunk, jamboree, spree, toot, wassail

Synonyms: Verb

birl [chiefly Scottish], carouse, revel, roister, wassail

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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

Most recently, Hulu and Awesomeness' binge-worthy YA series Light as a Feather started as the Wattpad story Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by Alexandra Fletcher under the pseudonym Zoe Aarsen, and is returning for a second season this summer. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "How To Write A Book On Your Phone & Get 1 Billion Readers & A Movie Deal," 15 June 2019 Holland is the behind-the-scenes dealmaker responsible for expanding Netflix’s fiefdom of binge-worthy entertainment. Shirin Ghaffary, Vox, "Cindy Holland and Natasha Lyonne are the masterminds behind some of your favorite Netflix shows," 11 June 2019 Cancel your weekend plans and cozy up in your binge-watching outfit because all nine seasons are now officially available through the streaming service. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'Little House on the Prairie' Is Now Streaming on Amazon So Cancel Your Weekend Plans," 6 Mar. 2019 The Marcoses purchased the building through a web of shell companies for about $51 million in 1981, amid a New York property buying binge. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A Russian Billionaire’s $1.3 Billion Bet on New York’s Iconic Crown Building," 13 June 2019 That pretty water allows the Kentucky spotted bass that crowd the rivers to go on feeding binges fit for a Roman god. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Whacking bass in raging rapids," 6 Apr. 2018 One of the things the league and participating schools hope is that the widespread sell of alcohol during games cuts down on binge drinking during tailgates prior to kickoff — and fans sneaking the goods through the gates. Brent Zwerneman, ExpressNews.com, "Texas A&M treading carefully on whether to sell alcohol at sports events," 5 June 2019 Along with all the thrills and feelings associated with these two titles, there's still plenty more potential summer binge-watching options. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Arrivals June 2019," 22 May 2019 Some typical long-weekend activities can be expected this Presidents' Day 2019—sleeping in, binge-watching Netflix, ordering takeout. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Best Presidents’ Day 2019 Sales," 14 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Netflix data also shows, according to reports, that 18.2 million member households have binged through all eight episodes of Season 3. oregonlive.com, "‘Stranger Things’ and more shows you need to binge during TV’s 2019 summer slump," 9 July 2019 So as folks work their way through a certain hyped Hawkins, Indiana, show this weekend, don't worry about binging too fast and being without something new and exciting on the horizon. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Adieu Thrones, bye Avengers—this is the TV/film we’re eyeing for the rest of 2019," 6 July 2019 The Office’ back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021. Stephen Battaglio, latimes.com, "‘The Office’ will leave Netflix for NBCUniversal’s new streaming service in 2021," 25 June 2019 New data from public health officials shows that more than 1 in 4 Denver residents binge drink. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Checkup Denver: LGBTQ health care barriers, kratom ban for minors and more Colorado health news," 10 June 2019 Under a celebrity president more interested in crushing Diet Cokes, refreshing Twitter, binging Fox News, and firing members of his administration, Warren has made big, bold, substantive policy plans feel downright cool. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Nevertheless, Elizabeth Warren Is Persisting in the Polls," 29 May 2019 Taking a mental health day to binge watch Game of Thrones is nice. Suzannah Weiss, Glamour, "Your Complete Guide to Sending and Receiving Nude Photos," 30 Apr. 2019 Several killer whales can binge on a single gray whale calf for days, Black said. Mariel Padilla, BostonGlobe.com, "Pod of killer whales makes rare visit to Monterey Bay," 22 June 2019 Osorio will binge-watch games from his vast video collection, searching for ideas and flaws. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Mexico's Osorio has proved his worth — and proved the critics wrong," 18 June 2018

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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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More Definitions for binge

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 binger (audio) \ noun

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