Definition of binge in English:

binge

Syllabification: binge
Pronunciation: /binj
 
/
informal

noun

A short period devoted to indulging in an activity to excess, especially drinking alcohol or eating: he went on a binge and was in no shape to drive a spending binge [as modifier]: binge eating
More example sentences
  • 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, jag, toot, session
dated souse
literary bacchanal, bacchanalia
archaic wassail
spree, implulse buying
informal splurge, spendfest, orgy

verb (binges, binging or bingeing, binged)

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Indulge in an activity, especially eating, to excess: some dieters say they cannot help binging on chocolate (as noun binging) her secret binging and vomiting
More example sentences
  • 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…
Synonyms
overindulge, overeat, gorge; binge-drink
informal pig out

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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?

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