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retch

verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

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

Full Definition of RETCH

transitive verb
:  vomit 1
intransitive verb
:  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

verb \ˈrech\
retchedretch·ing

Definition of RETCH for Kids

:  to vomit or try to vomit
Medical Dictionary

retch

intransitive verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

Medical Definition of RETCH

:  to make an effort to vomit
transitive verb
:  vomit
retch noun

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