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.
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But as soon as I began fuelling my body properly, I no longer felt the urge to purge. Each meal was a mix of healthy protein, carbs and fats.
URGE TO PURGE You can run, but you can't hide for long
Liberal commentators make a lot of hay out of lambasting conservatives for their urge to purge apostates from the ranks of the Republican Party.
Pink Twins have the urge to purge, paint and push some furniture around.
The urge to purge is the fallout from a frenzied period of condo construction in Jersey City -- a stone's throw from Wall Street -- where about 5,000 new units came on the market at premium prices, sources estimate.
I know, but I am resisting the urge to purge. Each to his, or her, own but why is it that anyone wanting to rid their bodies of the effects of 20 or so years of digestive abuse is so keen to talk about it even, especially, in fact, when the person they are telling is in the middle of consuming something they have just given up?
The contributors contend, implicitly or explicitly, that many practices or objects are not justifiable: the persistent urge to purge and purify, the execrable treatment of graduate students and most Ph.D.s, the bare toleration of composition or creative writing or teaching generally, especially of undergraduates.
But anxiety is not the only source of this urge to purge. There's also the naked need to be better than the rest.
The urge to purge the other fellow's thoughts is rampant these days.