a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
to have a binge: to binge on junk food.
- bing·er, noun
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How to use binge in a sentence
Of course, those nightly Internet binges were not without misdirection.Traditional school isn’t always the way to go, and I wish my parents had seen that earlier | Kenneth R. Rosen | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The past year has shown increases in drug and alcohol use, with women also showing higher rates of binge drinking.Coronavirus is testing those of us with anxiety. We need to have mental health help available when the pandemic ends. | Sarah Vander Schaaff | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s the rare streaming-era show that doesn’t feel padded for binge viewing.The Long Song Is a Brilliant Tale of Slavery’s End in Jamaica, Frustratingly Told | Judy Berman | January 29, 2021 | Time
He would watch what he ate and take long walks, only to fall behind on his medication and binge on sleeves of fun-size chocolate bars.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way | by Lizzie Presser | December 15, 2020 | ProPublica
Still, such events are likely to coincide with buying decisions, maybe even some binge shopping.How to use in-market audiences for better search campaigns | Harikrishna Kundariya | August 18, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models | Carrie Arnold | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The inability to do anything besides binge-watch entire seasons on Netflix.
A table creaking under the weight of a Christmas banquet, a classic celebration of binge eating and drinking.
It turns out the family that binge-watches together may even stay together.
For men, excessive, or binge drinking, is defined as five or more drinks at one time, or more than 15 drinks during the week.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics | Gabrielle Glaser | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was less total damage done to the nerves than a good all-night binge would do to a normal human being.But, I Don't Think | Gordon Randall Garrett
I thought we were going to discuss this binge and decide what to do and all that sort of thing.Jill the Reckless | P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Goes for weeks without touching the stuff, then he goes out on a binge that lasts for a week sometimes.Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... | Gordon Randall Garrett
When this binge is over … when the rehearsal finishes, you know, how about a bite to eat?The Little Warrior | P. G. Wodehouse
Goes on a binge, doesn't show up for work, so they fire him.Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for binge
a bout of excessive eating or drinking
excessive indulgence in anything: a shopping binge
to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with binge
see go on, def. 9.
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