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Noun: retch  rech
  1. An involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    "a bad case of the retches";
    - heave
Verb: retch  rech
  1. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    "After drinking too much, the students retched";
    - vomit, vomit up, purge, sick, cat [informal], be sick, disgorge, regorge [archaic], barf [informal], spew [informal], spue [archaic], chuck [informal], upchuck [N. Amer, informal], honk [Brit, informal], regurgitate, throw up, hurl [informal], keck [informal], vom [informal], chuck up [Brit, informal], chunder [Brit, informal], boke [UK, dialect], boak [UK, dialect]
     
  2. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    - gag, heave

Sounds like: resting, wre, retch

Derived forms: retched, retches, retching

Type of: egest, eliminate, excrete, pass, spasm

Encyclopedia: Retch