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binge

[binj] /bɪndʒ/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; dial. (Lincolnshire) binge to soak < ?
Related forms
binger, noun
Synonyms
1. bender, blast, jag, tear, bust, toot; orgy.

bing2

[bing] /bɪŋ/
verb (used without object), Obsolete
1.
to go.
Origin
1560-70; origin uncertain
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Examples from the web for binging
  • binging on other people's money can only go on for some time before some one calls the bluff and starts asking for repayment.
  • Everybody would agree that a sensible diet is somewhere between starvation and binging.
  • Any suggestions on how to break the dinnertime binging.
  • For patients with bulimia, this means maintaining a weight without binging and purging.
  • The binging becomes an addiction that seems impossible to break.
British Dictionary definitions for binging

bing

/bɪŋ/
noun
1.
(dialect) a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine
Word Origin
C16: from Old Norse bingr heap

Bing

/bɪŋ/
noun
1.
a popular search engine on the internet
verb
2.
to search for (something on the internet) using Bing

binge

/bɪndʒ/
noun (informal)
1.
a bout of excessive eating or drinking
2.
excessive indulgence in anything: a shopping binge
verb (intransitive) binges, bingeing, binging, binged
3.
to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)
Word Origin
C19: probably Lincolnshire dialect binge to soak
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Word Origin and History for binging

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.

bing

n.

"heap or pile," 1510s, from Old Norse bingr "heap." Also used from early 14c. as a word for bin, perhaps from notion of "place where things are piled."

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Slang definitions & phrases for binging

bing

interjection

An exclamation in reaction to something sudden; bingo (1900s+)

noun
  1. A packet of narcotics; bindle (1920s+)
  2. A prison cell used for solitary confinement; the HOLE (1950s+ Prison)

binge

noun

A spree, esp a drunken spree; bat, bender: with the studios on an economy binge/ one last Ha¨agen-Dazs binge (mid-1800s+)

verb

To carouse; consume


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Idioms and Phrases with binging

binge

see: go on , def. 9.
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