verb. to engage in a bender, that is, a brief or extended period of intensive drinking, drug usage, and /or other forms of extreme indulgence, generally in response to periods of high stress.
In addition, can sometimes also allude to acts of over-the-top homosexual behaviour or indulgence, as in the British slang noun "bender" or adjective "bent."
there were few things in life worse than waking up to the hazy, throbbing stupor following a night of heavy bending." OR "John says he has a girlfriend, but he was out mad bending at gay bars all weekend.