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binge

[binj]
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noun
  1. a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
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verb (used without object), binged, bing·ing or binge·ing.
  1. to have a binge: to binge on junk food.
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Origin of binge

First recorded in 1850–55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?
Related formsbing·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bingeing

binge

noun informal
  1. a bout of excessive eating or drinking
  2. excessive indulgence in anythinga shopping binge
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verb binges, bingeing, binging or binged (intr)
  1. to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
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Word Origin

C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak
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Word Origin and History for bingeing

binge

n.

1854, "drinking bout," also (v.) "drink heavily, soak up alcohol;" dialectal use of binge "soak" (a wooden vessel). Noted originally as a Northampton dialect word. Sense extended c. World War I to include eating as well as drinking. Related: Binged; binging.

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Idioms and Phrases with bingeing

binge

see go on, def. 9.

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