binge

[binj]
noun
1.
a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.
verb (used without object), binged, binging or bingeing.
2.
to have a binge: to binge on junk food.

Origin:
1850–55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?

binger, noun


1. bender, blast, jag, tear, bust, toot; orgy.
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binge (bɪndʒ)
 
n
1.  a bout of excessive eating or drinking
2.  excessive indulgence in anything: a shopping binge
 
vb , binges, bingeing, binging, binged
3.  to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
 
[C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak]

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Word Origin & History

binge
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.
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Idioms & Phrases

binge

see go on, def. 9.

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Example sentences
Nor, with plenty of capacity sitting idle, are firms likely to go on an
  investment binge.
As with many other predators-though even more so-polar bears binge on large
  kills whenever and wherever they can.
Binge acquiring is no longer feasible unless the target company directly and
  immediately enhances capital returns.
Binge eating is apparently extremely common, experts report.
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