the urge to 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.
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The urge to purge the other fellow's thoughts is rampant these days.