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binge and purge

slang To eat a large quantity of food and vomit shortly thereafter (as is symptomatic of the eating disorder bulimia), often repeatedly. Because she goes to the bathroom immediately after every meal, I'm starting to worry that she's binging and purging.
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purge (something) from (something)

1. To clear something totally from something. We'll need to purge the contaminated coolant from the machine before we begin operating it. I recommend purging old fuel from the tank of your lawn mower when taking it out of winter storage. Police have begun purging protesters from the streets.
2. To cleanse impure thoughts or feelings from someone or one's mind or soul. I recommend you turn to prayer to purge those evil thoughts from your mind. Your obsessive focus on purging sin from your congregation has become a sin unto itself.
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purge (something) of (something)

1. To completely free or clean something of something unwanted. We'll need to purge the machine of the contaminated coolant before we begin operating it. Police have begun purging the streets of protesters.
2. To cleanse something of impure or sinful thoughts or feelings. I recommend you turn to prayer to purge your mind of those evil thoughts. Your obsessive focus on purging your congregation of sin has become a sin unto itself.
See also: of, purge

purge away

1. To clear something totally out or away from something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "purge" and "away." We'll need to purge away the contaminated coolant before we operate the machinery again. I recommend emptying the tank of your lawn mower after the winter to purge old fuel away.
2. To cleanse one's mind or soul of something impure. A noun or pronoun can be used between "purge" and "away." I recommend you turn to prayer to purge away those evil thoughts. Your obsessive focus on purging sin away from the souls of your congregation has become a sin unto itself.
See also: away, purge

urge to purge

1. A need or impulse to vomit. After I stepped off the crazy roller coaster, I was overcome by an urge to purge. I've left a bucket by your bed in case you get the urge to purge.
2. A need or desire to discard or dispose of a large amount of one's possessions. I hate clutter, and after the influx of stuff we accumulate during the holidays I always get the urge to purge.
See also: purge, urge

binge and purge

to overeat and vomit, alternatively and repeatedly. (A symptom of the condition called bulimia.) She had binged and purged a number of times before she finally sought help from a doctor. Terry had been bingeing and purging for a number of years and was very, very thin.
See also: and, binge, purge

purge someone or something from something

to rid something of someone or something. We are going to purge the delinquent members from the list. The court purged her arrest from the records.
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purge someone or something of someone or something

to rid someone or something of someone or something. The medicine is designed to purge the patient of the deadly toxin. We purged the list of the delinquent members.
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purge something away

to wash or flush something away. We will purge the rusty water away and then start up the pump again. We will have fresh, clean water again in no time. Laura purged away the rusty water.
See also: away, purge

the urge to purge

n. the need to throw up. Pete felt the urge to purge and ran for the john.
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If you think about these costs in terms of cost per purge, rather than the cost per pound of CPC, you'll see that the purge compound will actually save you a substantial amount of time and money.
For fledgling document destruction companies, the revenue from purge jobs can account for nearly 50 percent of their total revenue.
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Tens of millions of people suffered from the purges and repressions during the decades of Stalin's rule.
It was also the only purging compound that, for each of the three resins, after 150 g of purge, both the purge compound and the post-purge resin were clean and free of contamination.
First and foremost, processors must audit the use of purging compound during changeovers to understand where the extra purge might be going.
* Perhaps a different grade or even a stronger grade of the purge you tested may be necessary.
With valve gates, shut off all the gates (pins in closed position) and then purge troublesome gates individually.
International, has "diluted" the cast-acrylic content of its Bamberco purge compound.
Among the highlights were a modular mold-building technique said to cut lead times for molds in half, and an easy-cleaning filter nozzle for hot-runner systems that purges in minutes.
As shown in figure 1b and figure 1c, the purge flow entrance is perpendicular and parallel to boost flow in the cross flow jet pump and annular jet pump, respectively.
Unlike conventional purge controllers, this offering is entirely solid state and much more in line with the design of the company's highly automated process analyzers.
In 1947 Harry Truman caved in to political pressure and created loyalty boards allowing federal agencies to purge "subversives" in government.