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"to binge-watch something" / "binge-watching"

Meaning: to watch multiple TV show episodes or movies from the same series in one sitting

Similar Expressions
  • I binge-watched season 1 last weekend.
  • I watch all of season 1 last weekend.
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".

We use the term "binge-watch" to talk about watching a lot of TV in one sitting and it usually indicts that the person is kind of addicted to the show and wants to find out what happens.

This is a new term that has become popular with the rise of streaming services and the Internet. Now, it is very easy for people to binge-watch their favorite shows by using a streaming service or downloading all of the episodes or movies on to their computer.

How do we use it?

We can use this term as a verb. Only "watch" changes when changing in the present or past tense.
  • I binged-watched TV all weekend.
  • She likes to binge-watch TV shows instead of watching an episode every week.
  • He waits until the TV show is over, and then he binge-watches the whole thing.
It is also common to use this term as "binge-watching".
  • Binge-watching is not good for your health.
  • I like binge-watching shows.
Example English Conversation

A) I binged-watched the first three seasons of Game of Thrones last weekend.
B) That is too much. You need to get more exercise.
A) I know. I usually don't binge-watch TV, but the show is so good. I had to find out what happens.

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