English noun: retch
|1.||retch (act) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting|
|Samples||A bad case of the heaves.|
English verb: retch
|1.||retch (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth|
|Samples||After drinking too much, the students vomited.|
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.
|Synonyms||barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||egest, eliminate, excrete, pass|
|2.||retch (body) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|