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

Other Words from binge

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 Every week, get the latest on the most impactful entertainment stories, including binge-worthy content and illuminating industry news. Andrew Oglesby, CNN, 31 Dec. 2021 Along with Columbo, Bosch was one of those binge-worthy shows that helped get us through lockdown last year. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 31 Dec. 2021 MedCircle, with 1 million subscribers, is another binge-worthy channel for anyone who enjoys listening to mental health content during long trips. Christina Wyman, Wired, 24 Nov. 2021 Despite its recent rise as a binge-worthy series on Netflix, The Blacklist's more longstanding watchers can all tell you: The Blacklist is a marathon, not a sprint. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 29 Oct. 2021 Founder of Connect Consulting Group, helping leaders thrive in our VUCA world with neuroscience, behavior change & lean communications. Watched anything binge-worthy lately? Liz Guthridge, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 YouTube is no longer trying to create your favorite binge-worthy series, and instead is confident using a slightly different strategy that’s not reliant on Hollywood stars and multimillion-dollar productions. Adario Strange, Quartz, 28 Oct. 2021 The star's binge-worthy new Hulu show, Only Murders in the Building, is receiving rave reviews from audiences — and Gomez is also turning heads with her portrayal of the mysterious Mabel Mora. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Peacock is a streaming service that offers hundreds of movies, binge-worthy TV shows, sports, news, and culture for free. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Plus, there are way more episodes of Bluey to binge than WandaVision or Loki. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 Jan. 2022 Harlan Coben fans will be thrilled to learn that a new series adaptation is now available to binge on Netflix NFLX -1.6%. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2022 From massive blockbusters to indie darlings to binge-worthy shows, Alabamians stole scenes and the show in front of and behind the camera. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 30 Dec. 2021 If this is you, come join me on the communal couch (socially distanced, of course) to binge the time away until things get better. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 18 Dec. 2021 Brooklyn Nets star James Harden entered the protocols, leaving the team with just eight players (the league minimum) available against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday and seven players available to binge Netflix shows while in quarantine. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 Thankfully, Hulu has all three films ready to binge. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 24 Nov. 2021 Pull up a couch cushion, grab some snacks, and get ready to binge your favorites, plus a new must-see show! Essence, 23 Nov. 2021 Between festive films like Elf and Christmas classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, so many people start enjoying them as soon as the calendar flips to Nov. 1 – while others begin to binge-watch right after Thanksgiving. Skyler Caruso, PEOPLE.com, 30 Nov. 2021

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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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Last Updated

19 Jan 2022

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“Binge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binge. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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

binge

intransitive verb
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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