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"to binge-eat" / "binge eating"

Meaning: to eat a lot of food in a short period of time

Similar Expressions
  • It is not healthy to binge eat.
  • It is not healthy to overeat
  • It is not healthy to eat a lot of food in a short time.
When do we use it?

We use the word "binge" to talk about consuming a lot of something in a short period of time. The most common expressions are "to binge eat", "to binge drink", and "to binge watch".

Have you ever watched a TV show for like 10 hours? If yes, then you binged watched that TV show.

So, anytime we eat a ton of food in a short period of time, like eating 12 doughnuts, we can use this expression.

Sometimes, binge eating is actually part of an eating disorder and is a serious problem.
  • She likes to binge eat and then throw up the food. It is not healthy for her.
But we also use this phrase to joke and make fun of ourselves.
  • All I did this weekend was binge watch TV and binge eat cookies. I must have eaten 3 whole boxes of cookies!
How do we use it?

We can use this phrase as a verb, "to binge eat".
  • You shouldn't binge eat.
  • I want to binge eat some ice cream tonight.
We can also use it as a noun, "binge eating".
  • Binge eating is bad for our health.
  • She likes binge eating when she is stressed.
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