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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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a year when binge-watching has become a way of life for many people, those seeking out LGBTQ-inclusive television shows and films have had a variety of new content to choose from while hunkering down. NBC News, "20 LGBTQ-inclusive shows and films we binged in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 All eight episodes of the first season will drop at once, for optimal binge-watching. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Watch Bridgerton, Netflix's New Period Romance," 24 Dec. 2020 Alas: In these pandemic times, the only binge-watching in our house happens on Disney+. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "What we’re binging: TV, films, and streams that bring comfort in a weird year," 26 Nov. 2020 On linear television, this made shows more accessible to viewers who might not tune in regularly — a concern that’s been lessened in recent years by the growth of streaming and associated habits like binge-watching. Los Angeles Times, "Why TV’s next Golden Age might come thanks to adult animation," 23 Nov. 2020 As a result, the binge-watching has well and truly commenced. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Crown Season 4 Has Twitter in a Glass Case of Emotion," 15 Nov. 2020 Since binge-watching reached an all-time high as the coronavirus has kept many indoors, FrontierBundles.com set out to find the ’90s shows most searched by Floridians. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Studies reveals most popular ’90s sitcoms in Florida, holiday movie viewing habits," 2 Nov. 2020 This Danish drama makes for some first-rate binge-watching. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Column: A binge-worthy show, a surprisingly effective leader and Keith Jarrett: 9 things to like at the end of October," 23 Oct. 2020 The show pokes fun at some of quarantine’s biggest challenges, including overeating, TV binge-watching, hyperactive children, underactive spouses and loads of alcohol. Brad Rhines, NOLA.com, "Curtain rises on a strange season of theater, with fewer live productions and more new formats," 5 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The general recommendation is that getting your body’s melatonin cycles to work regularly is preferable to simply taking a supplement and continuing to binge Netflix and stare at your phone in bed. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "The Curious Influence of COVID-19 on Sleep," 21 Dec. 2020 Other companies have also been paying people to binge-watch movies this year, with Upgraded Points looking for someone to watch nine travel movies for $1,000 and Reviews.org paying one person $2,500 to watch 25 movies earlier this month. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, "This Company Will Pay You $1,000 to Binge-watch Classic Road Trip Movies," 14 Dec. 2020 The company is looking for someone to binge watch and analyze classic road trip movies. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Get paid $1K to watch road trip movies," 11 Dec. 2020 And Schitt’s Creek and Arrested Development are so easy to binge. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Awkwafina Swears This $36 Hair Treatment Works Miracles," 7 Dec. 2020 Stay-at-home guidelines might provide a guilt-free opportunity to binge-watch a TV show, catch a new movie or curl up with a book. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "As stay-at-home restrictions rise, here are ways to cope," 2 Dec. 2020 The holidays are, for me, normally an excuse to binge-watch holiday movies, eat endless amounts of peppermint bark, and spend an unlimited amount of time decorating the house while blasting Mariah Carey’s greatest Christmas hits. Naomi Elizée, Vogue, "7 Creatives on Why They are Buying Black This Holiday Season," 27 Nov. 2020 Chromebooks are the perfect laptops for those of us who just need something that can browse the web, write papers and binge some movies. Emily Ramirez, USA TODAY, "Black Friday 2020: The best Chromebook deals right now," 27 Nov. 2020 But if holiday flicks aren’t your thing, Upgraded Points is also currently looking for someone to binge-watch nine wanderlust-inducing movies for $1,000. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, "You Could Get Paid $2,500 to Watch 25 Holiday Movies in 25 Days," 25 Nov. 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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Time Traveler for binge

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The first known use of binge was in 1854

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Last Updated

7 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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 binge (audio) \ noun

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