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binge / binj/ inf. • n. a short period devoted to indulging in an activity, esp. drinking alcohol, to excess: he went on a binge and was in no shape to drive [as adj.] binge eating a spending binge. • v. (bing·ing or binge·ing ) [intr.] indulge in an activity, esp. eating, to excess: some dieters say they cannot help binging on chocolate [as n.] (binging) her secret binging and vomiting. DERIVATIVES: bing·er n.

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binge XIX. prob. sl. use of dial. binge. vb. soak (a wooden vessel).

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bingeFalange, flange •avenge, henge, revenge, Stonehenge •arrange, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange •binge, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge •challenge • orange • scavenge •lozenge • blancmange •lounge, scrounge •blunge, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge

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