Examples of retch in a Sentence
the smell of rotten cabbage makes me retch
Recent Examples of retch from the Web
Shashi sits beside her retching sister and strokes her back.
Madison and Hamilton might retch at the vision of sofa spuds choosing to ratify or eradicate NAFTA with a click-click of their remote controls or a beep-beep of their touch-tone phones.
The grove had been sprayed with parathion some two and a half weeks earlier; the residues that reduced them to retching, half-blind, semi-conscious misery were from sixteen to nineteen days old.
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Origin and Etymology 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: 1538See Words from the same year
RETCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retch for English Language Learners
: to vomit or feel as if you are about to vomit
RETCH Defined for Kids
Definition of retch for Students
: to vomit or try to vomit
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