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Consume large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder:‘I started to binge-eat and feast on junk foods’[with object] ‘I'd diet for five days, then binge-eat a week's worth of food in one day’
eat too much, be greedy, eat like a horse, overindulge, overindulge oneself, surfeit, guzzle, feastView synonyms
- ‘He's recently started seeing an NHS psychologist to help him understand what makes him binge-eat.’
- ‘He piled on the pounds when his business was hit by the recession and he started binge-eating for comfort.’
- ‘She admits battling bulimia, saying she would starve herself and then binge-eat.’
- ‘Why do people with sleep disorders such as insomnia often binge-eat late at night?’
- ‘The tendency to binge-eat may be related to the brain's natural reward system, or the extent to which someone likes and seeks reward, he said.’
- ‘In some people who binge-eat, sugar may produce a true addiction.’
- ‘I would binge-eat and then make myself sick up to 16 times a day.’
- ‘I seriously think she is trying to starve me because she knows I will binge-eat during football games!’
- ‘Millions of women binge-eat and have a negative relationship with food, according to a new survey.’
- ‘The less hungry you are, the less likely you will make bad food choices or binge-eat come mealtime.’
- ‘Recurrent binge-eating was defined as binge-eating large amounts of food at least four times during the previous month.’
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