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Overview of noun retch

The noun retch has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. heave, retch

(an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves")


Overview of verb retch

The verb retch has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up

(eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night")

2. gag, heave, retch

(make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit)

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