1. a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.

verb (used without object), binged, bing·ing or binge·ing.

  1. to have a binge: to binge on junk food.

noun informal

  1. a bout of excessive eating or drinking
  2. excessive indulgence in anythinga shopping binge

verb binges, bingeing, binging or binged (intr)

  1. to indulge in a binge (esp of eating or drinking)

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.

see go on, def. 9.

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