Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drunken spree or revel.
  • n. A period of unrestrained, immoderate self-indulgence.
  • n. A period of excessive or uncontrolled indulgence in food or drink: an eating binge.
  • intransitive v. To be immoderately self-indulgent and unrestrained: "The story is like a fever dream that a disturbed and imaginative city-dweller might have after binging on comics” ( Lloyd Rose).
  • intransitive v. To engage in excessive or uncontrolled indulgence in food or drink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.
  • n. A rapid and excessive consumption of food.
  • v. To engage in a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a low obeisance; courtesy.
  • To cringe; fawn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any act of immoderate indulgence
  • n. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
  • v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

Etymologies

From dialectal binge, to soak.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Lincolnshire dialect, binge ("to soak"), of Unknown origin. (Wiktionary)

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  • “One hour, 23 minutes and 42 seconds ago, Olive Snook made two alarming discoveries. First, that in time of duress the Pie-Maker’s penchant for stress baking was matched only by the petite waitress’s predilection for stress binging. Second, . . .”
    —Pushing Daisies episode Robbing Hood

    December 28, 2009