verb. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
- be sick
- throw up
- vomit up
- be born
noun. an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting.
- stay in place
verb. make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.
Example sentences of the word retch
1. Verb, base form
They might appear to retch while coughing, as if something were stuck in his throat.
2. Noun, singular or mass
However, sometimes hair will remain in her stomach or small intestine, causing Fluffy to cough, gag or retch until she vomits a mass of matted hair.