Slang – Binge-watch or Binge watch.
Meaning – The act of watching multiple episodes or an entire season of a television show, film series, or any other form of video entertainment in one sitting or over a short period of time. This is a term that has become increasingly popular over the years, especially with the rise of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.
To binge-watch, you typically chooses a show or movie you are interested in and start watching episode after episode, often for hours on end until you reach the end of the series or until they decide to take a break. Binge-watching can be done alone or with others, and it can be a great way to pass the time and relax. There are many different types of media that can be binge-watched, including television shows, films, web series, anime, and documentaries, among others.
In popular culture, binge-watching has become a phenomenon and is often seen as a sign of dedication or fandom. People will often use the term binge-watch when discussing their favourite shows or when recommending a show to others. It has also been the subject of many jokes and memes, with people poking fun at the idea of spending hours upon hours watching a show without stopping.
The word binge means to indulge in an activity to excess.
Other behaviours associated with binging:
- Binge-eating – To eat to excess; uncontrollable eating.
- Binge-drinking – To drink a lot of alcohol over a short period of time in order to get wasted.
- Binge-gaming – To play video games for an extended period of time.
- Binge-scrolling – To spend an excessive amount of time on social media platforms, often scrolling through feeds and posts for hours on end.
It’s worth noting that while binge-watching media can be a relatively harmless activity, other types of binging should be avoided. It’s important to practice moderation in all that we do.
- “I’ve just bought a new telly so I’m going to binge-watch Big Bang Theory when I get home!”
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