Definition of binge in English:

binge

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Pronunciation: /bɪn(d)ʒ
 
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informal

noun

  • A period of excessive indulgence in an activity, especially drinking alcohol or eating: he went on a binge and was in no shape to drive
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    • They can't do the student thing either - no all night drinking binges, no booze runs to France on the ferry, no freedom.
    • We hypothesise that alcohol, particularly when drunk in binges, acts as a catalyst on acute ischaemic heart diseases, possibly by being synergetic to other triggering factors.
    • Frey predicts that butterfly watchers in the rest of the country may be able to see more monarch drinking binges in hot spells and during mating periods.
    Synonyms
    drinking bout, debauch
    informal bender, session, sesh, booze-up, beer-up, souse, drunk, blind
    Scottish informal skite
    North American informal jag, toot
    New Zealand informal boozeroo
    British vulgar slang piss-up
    literary bacchanal, bacchanalia
    archaic wassail, fuddle, potation
    spree, unrestrained bout, orgy
    informal splurge

verb (binges, bingeing or binging, binged)

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  • Indulge in an activity, especially eating, to excess: she binged on ice cream
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    • She always reverted back to binging in secret, because it was the only way she knew to cope.
    • Clooney's character first talks to Barris when Barris is thrown out of a bar for fighting - after binging on booze for a week when the pilot wasn't picked up.
    • Yet I still found myself trapped in that horrible cycle of starving yourself, binging, vomiting, weighing…

Derivatives

binger

noun
More example sentences
  • But the existence of café bars alone is no hurdle to bingers.
  • There's a large all-you-can-eat breakfast bar with fresh fruit for the slimmers and jambon de Bayonne for the bingers.
  • Why should the bingers be allowed to spoil things for everyone else?

Origin

mid 19th century: from English dialect binge 'to soak a wooden vessel'.

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