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

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 There was no gathering, wedding, destination, or setting that didn’t revolve around binge drinking and powder up my nose. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 Furthermore, the authors report, the combination of binge-drinking habits and smoking was linked to even greater arterial damage compared to heavy drinking and smoking separately. Fox News, "Artery damage seen in some teenage smokers, drinkers," 7 Sep. 2018 Maintaining your healthy food and fitness goals is hard work, and sometimes life gets in the way—or the couch and a Stranger Things binge session are calling you hard. Julia Naftulin, Health.com, "5 Mental Tricks to Feeling Amazing, Even if You Miss a Few Workouts," 10 Jan. 2018 Grande is styled in basic black and pearls, like Hepburn in the film, as seen on many a college dorm-room poster and in late-night Turner Classic Movies binges. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Ariana Grande Is the New Face of Givenchy," 13 May 2019 Stream on Netflix Start from the beginning and binge all the previous 15 seasons on Netflix. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Is 'NCIS' on Tonight?," 29 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Already binged all of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2? Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Season 3," 9 Apr. 2019 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle apparently binged the series while cooking. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Reportedly Watches The Crown," 1 Nov. 2018 While the rest of us are busy bingeing Suits to prepare for the upcoming royal wedding, one of Meghan Markle’s co-stars from the legal drama is opening up about the literal suit-wearer’s romance with Prince Harry. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Meghan Markle’s Co-Star Says They Used a Secret Code to Talk About Prince Harry on Set," 6 Feb. 2018 That's why the only way to keep the March blues at bay is to binge Netflix in bed. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here’s What’s Coming to/Leaving Netflix in March 2019," 20 Feb. 2019 After binging the show, viewers are taking active steps toward organizing their homes and lives. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "A Marie Kondo Netflix Glitch Has The Internet In An Uproar," 23 Jan. 2019 February 14th is most commonly known as a day for eating chocolate, binging rom-coms, and hanging out with your squad. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "11 Teen Gun Violence Survivors and Activists on the Parkland Shooting Anniversary," 14 Feb. 2019 Companies in emerging markets, particularly China, have binged even more, part of a broad surge in borrowing in the developing world. Aaron Kuriloff, WSJ, "Taking Stock of the World’s Debt," 27 Dec. 2018 Users who have spotted the test feature have taken to (since deleted) Reddit and Twitter to voice their annoyance at having their show-binging interrupted by an ad for other shows. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Netflix is testing video promos that play in between episodes," 17 Aug. 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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