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verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

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 in a sentence

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

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: circa 1798


RETCH Defined for English Language Learners

retch

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verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

Definition of retch for English Language Learners

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


RETCH Defined for Kids

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verb \ˈrech\

Definition of retch for Students

retched

retching

  1. :  to vomit or try to vomit


Medical Dictionary

retch

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verb \ˈrech, especially British ˈrēch\

Medical Definition of retch

  1. :  to make an effort to vomit

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  vomit

retch

noun


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