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retch

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verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

Simple Definition of retch

  • : to vomit or feel as if you are about to vomit

Full Definition of retch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  vomit 1

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make an effort to vomit; also :  vomit

retch noun

Examples of retch

  1. <the smell of rotten cabbage makes me retch>



Origin of retch

Middle English *rechen to spit, retch, from Old English hrǣcan to spit, hawk; akin to Old Norse hrækja to spit


First Known Use: circa 1798


RETCH Defined for Kids

retch

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verb \ˈrech\

Definition of retch

retchedretch·ing

  1. :  to vomit or try to vomit




Medical Dictionary

retch

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intransitive verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

Medical Definition of retch

  1. :  to make an effort to vomit

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  vomit

  4. retch noun




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