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
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All three grades reported drops in binge drinking from 2004 to 2009.
• Is more likely to result in binge drinking than alcohol use among adults.
Overview: When news reports overflowed on the dangerous rise in binge drinking in young people, college campuses cracked down with zero-tolerance policies on both underage and legal drinking among students.
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The study found that 44 percent of the girls and 20 percent of the boys were either overweight, engaged in binge eating or had used extreme weight-control measures — such as purging or abusing laxatives, diet pills or diuretics.
Confounding factors may be an increase in binge drinking, another risk factor for oral cancer, and the fact that tonsillectomies are no longer regularly performed.
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