Definitions for retch

Definitions for (noun) retch

Main entry: heave, retch

Definition: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting

Usage: a bad case of the heaves

Definitions for (verb) retch

Main entry: upchuck, vomit, vomit up, retch, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, cast, cat, chuck, sick, spew, spue, throw up, barf, be sick, disgorge, honk

Definition: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Usage: After drinking too much, the students vomited; He purged continuously; The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Main entry: gag, retch, heave

Definition: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

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