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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 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

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

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.
See also: purge, urge
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