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English noun: retch

1. retch (act) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting


SamplesA bad case of the heaves.


Synonymsheave


Broader (hypernym)spasm


English verb: retch

1. retch (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.


Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down

2. retch (body) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit


Synonymsgag, heave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s









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