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 The building binge has been fueled by at least $600 billion in loans, leaving African governments struggling with record debt. Alonso Soto, Bloomberg.com, "The Ticking Debt Bomb in Africa Threatens a Global Explosion," 17 June 2020 Although many people these days are turning to binge-watching to assuage their anxiety, Shahar said the most effective way to relieve stress is to engage in creative activities. Masada Siegel, CNN, "Pandemic blues: Crush it with creativity," 12 June 2020 Many stimulants are specifically marketed as antiobesity drugs, including phentermine and lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), which earlier this year became the first drug approved for the treatment of binge-eating disorder. Andrea Alfano, Scientific American, "Many Psychiatric Drugs Have Serious Effects on Body Weight," 1 July 2015 For years, the Free Press wrote annually about the event, often as an afternoon of frivolity and binge drinking that usually ended in a few skirmishes with law enforcement and citations. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Jobbie Nooner still on despite coronavirus concerns, boaters urged to social distance," 10 June 2020 From toilet paper to tomato sauce, Covid-19 has turned normal consumers into high-volume doomsday binge shoppers. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Weed Sales on the Dark Web Sales Surged Early in the Pandemic," 5 June 2020 The binge on bills, as opposed to going long, makes the outlook far more dangerous. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "The real risk isn’t the federal government’s exploding debt. It’s how it is structured that’s so dangerous," 28 May 2020 But families are also flying kites for the first time, finding new hiking trails, planting gardens, binge watching movies together and even doing TikTok dances. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'I want to appreciate these moments:' Milwaukee families embrace togetherness during the pandemic," 26 May 2020 That soothing image makes a stark contrast with the reality of Donald Trump’s evening binges on Fox News. Laura Marsh, The New Republic, "The Flawed Fantasy of a Different Hillary Clinton," 19 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This mural featuring Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic from Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, was designed by Daniel Driensky and painted after the Netflix show became a must-binge hit during shelter in place. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Take our photo quiz to test your knowledge of North Texas sights," 18 June 2020 Ask a friend to binge a TV show with you (yes, my solution to most things is to watch TV). Love Letters.com, "I can’t get over this breakup," 11 June 2020 All ten episodes will be available to binge-watch on Hulu on June 19. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "A Trailer For Padma Lakshmi’s Long-Awaited Food Show Is Finally Here," 21 May 2020 In the time of coronavirus, the only way to watch is to binge. Judy Berman, Time, "What Will TV Look Like After the Pandemic?," 21 May 2020 And now that May is almost over, Netflix is helping us out by sending titles out in order to make room for all new movies and TV to binge in June. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Everything Leaving Netflix in June 2020," 20 May 2020 Netflix, after all, isn't simply a place to binge watch. Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Why streaming services need to embrace game design — and give users the illusion of ownership," 14 Oct. 2019 Once again, the self-aware and illegally self-directed SecUnit who would rather binge on the future's version of Netflix has to save some humans from fatal jeopardy. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "71 books for summer reading in 2020," 21 May 2020 These are days of endless searching for coronavirus explainers and bingeing on YouTube videos. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "It’s Google’s pandemic world; we’re just surfing in it," 29 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of binge was in 1854

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23 Jun 2020

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“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for binge

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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