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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, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, barf, spew, spue [archaic], chuck, upchuck [N. Amer], honk, regurgitate, throw up, vom [informal], keck, hurl, chuck up [Brit], boke [UK, dialect], chunder [Brit], boak [UK, dialect]
  2. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    - gag, heave

Sounds like: resting, wre, retch

Derived forms: retching, retches, retched

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

Encyclopedia: Retch