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Retch

verb
(past & past part. retched; pres. part. retching)
1.
Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.  Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up.  "He purged continuously" , "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
2.
Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.  Synonyms: gag, heave.






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"Retch" Quotes from Famous Books



... sensation was quite exciting, like picking up a lovely jewel on the street, which you aren't sure won't be claimed by somebody else. I was trying to think what else I could say to fascinate him when the car lost its breath again, and—"r-r-retch" ...
— My Friend the Chauffeur • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson



Words linked to "Retch" :   egest, keep down, excrete, eliminate, spasm, pass



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