A binge is a brief period of doing something excessively. You might celebrate your birthday by indulging in a banana cream pie binge if that's your very favorite dessert.

Binge rhymes with fringe. If you give in to your urges and really indulge yourself, you binge on something, whether it's candy, video games, or shopping. There's an implied sense in the word binge that you're doing too much of something that isn't very good for you in the first place. Binge is also a verb, as in people who binge on television, watching show after show.

Definitions of binge
  1. verb
    overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
    “The kids binged on ice cream”
    synonyms: englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff
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    type of:
    eat a meal; take a meal
  2. noun
    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
    synonyms: bout, bust, tear
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    vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking
    type of:
    revel, revelry
    unrestrained merrymaking
  3. noun
    any act of immoderate indulgence
    “an emotional binge
    synonyms: orgy, splurge
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    type of:
    humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering
    the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
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