binge vs overindulge what difference

what is difference between binge and overindulge



From Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire dialect, binge (to soak), of unknown origin. Compare dialectal English beene and beam (to cure leakage in a tub or barrel by soaking, thereby causing the wood to swell).


  • IPA(key): /bɪndʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪndʒ


binge (plural binges)

  1. A short period of excessive consumption, especially of food, alcohol, narcotics, etc.
  2. (by extension) A short period of an activity done in excess, such as watching a television show.


  • (period of excessive consumption, especially of alcohol): bender, jag, spree, toot, debauch

Derived terms



binge (third-person singular simple present binges, present participle binging or bingeing, simple past and past participle binged)

  1. To engage in a short period of excessive consumption, especially of excessive alcohol consumption.

Derived terms

  • binge and purge



  • Wright, Joseph (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary[1], volume 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 269

See also

  • binge on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


  • Bengi, begin, being, beïng



binge c

  1. (partitioned off) storage area, container
  2. (slang) bed
  3. pile (of goods, usually grains)



Alternative forms

  • over-indulge


over- +‎ indulge


overindulge (third-person singular simple present overindulges, present participle overindulging, simple past and past participle overindulged)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To indulge to excess.
    • 1871, Hugh Doherty, Organic Philosophy; Or, Man’s True Place in Nature…: Outlines of biology …, Trübner & Co., pages 448-449:
      Many well formed and well fed bodies over-indulge in sensuality, take little or no exercise, and remain sickly throughout life ; many well formed minds, over-indulge in mere gossip, frivolous conversations, and reading novels, take no serious thought or study, and remain common-place through life; or worse than common-place, being more or less intensely perverted in proportion to original endowments of mental capacity.
    • 1921, M.V. O’Shea, Mental Development and Education, MacMillan Company, page 29:
      Children who overindulge in sweets often lose flesh, partly because an undue amount of sugar overtaxes the eliminative organs and upsets the bodily machinery.
    • 1998, Patricia A. Nachman, Ph.D., You and Your Only Child: The Joys, Myths, and Challenges of Raising an Only Child, Skylight Press, page 90:
      As the parent of one child, it may be most tempting for you to overindulge your youngster with things.


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