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

Here, 10 amazing web series—both new and a little older—to binge-watch asap. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "10 Amazing Web Series You'll Want to Ditch Netflix For," 1 Aug. 2019 Both hours of this rare two-part finale are necessary viewing for any binge-watch. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, "Supernatural binge guide: 75 essential episodes to watch," 31 July 2019 Some people reserve their horror movie binge-watching exclusively for the Halloween season. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "The 10 Best Horror Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now," 30 July 2019 The news instantly called for a binge watch of the hit show—and, with that, comes some present-day surprises. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "All the Celebrity Cameos You Forgot About On Gossip Girl," 26 July 2019 The funeral came and went, seasons changed, and there were new shows to binge-watch, which is all to say that the world went on. Veronica Walsingham, Vox, "The best $42.92 I ever spent: a handful of junky Forever 21 jewelry," 23 July 2019 After a hiatus of 25 years, the show returned for a third season in 2017, so go ahead and get your binge-watch on now. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "12 Shows Like "Stranger Things" You Should Make Your Next Binge-Watch," 12 July 2019 Fans have been waiting a long time for new episodes of Stranger Things, and the series finally returns to Netflix on July 4—perfectly timed for a holiday binge-watch. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Stranger Things 3 Features the Show's Worst Monster Yet," 4 July 2019 Drive-ins, which continue to offer double-features, is where binge-watching all began. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "Now showing: Drive-in theaters, those beacons of gentle summer nights," 3 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Some purge after binging sessions, leading to health problems and even heart failure. Jerome Gence, National Geographic, "Asia’s live-streaming industry promises intimacy. So why are users so lonely?," 31 July 2019 Her social media reign began when parents said their children developed inexplicable British accents after bingeing the show. Scottie Andrew And Aj Willingham, CNN, "The internet is going hog wild over Peppa Pig. Here's a brief history of the cartoon pig's life as a meme," 22 July 2019 That figure represents a considerable 56% increase on the total viewers who binged the entirety of season 2 within the first day. Will Thorne, chicagotribune.com, "‘Stranger Things 3’ draws record viewership, according to Nielsen," 11 July 2019 Those who have already binged all 8-episodes of the season? Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "The Internet Is Obsessed with Stranger Things 3 Breakout Character Alexei: He 'Deserved Better!'," 9 July 2019 Teens who binge drink report higher rates of driving while intoxicated, speeding, risky driving, and are at higher risk of alcohol poisoning and death. Jessica Lahey, Washington Post, "Fewer teens are drinking. But a group of pediatricians is begging parents to be vigilant.," 24 June 2019 Chevese Turner, chief policy and strategy officer at NEDA and former CEO of BEDA, told Teen Vogue that the level of distress after an episode of binge eating is part of what differentiates people with Binge Eating Disorder from people who binge. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "How to Cope With Binge Eating Disorder Over the Holidays," 17 Dec. 2018 This is a considerably lower share than the 18.0% of adults who binge or drink heavily nationwide. Cheyenne Buckingham, USA TODAY, "These are America’s drunkest states," 8 Mar. 2018 The rich number of television shows to choose from on Netflix has spawned a nation of people who binge watch, eager to keep up with the latest programs coming to the streaming service. Time, "Here's How to Look Back on Your Complete Netflix Binge-Watching History," 7 Feb. 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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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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