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retch

 (rĕch)
v. retched, retch·ing, retch·es
v.intr.
To try to vomit.
v.tr.
To vomit.

[Alteration of Middle English rechen, from Old English hrǣcan, to clear the throat, spit, bring up (phlegm).]

retch n.

retch

(rɛtʃ; riːtʃ)
vb
1. (Physiology) (intr) to undergo an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; heave
2. (Physiology) to vomit
n
(Physiology) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
[Old English hrǣcan; related to Old Norse hrǣkja to spit]

retch

(rɛtʃ)

v.i.
to make efforts to vomit.
[1540–50; variant of reach, Old English hrǣcan to clear the throat (not recorded in Middle English), derivative of hrāca a clearing of the throat; compare Old Norse hrǣkja to hawk, spit]

retch

, wretch - Retch is the verb to vomit or gag; wretch is a noun for a pitiable person.
See also related terms for vomit.

retch


Past participle: retched
Gerund: retching

Imperative
retch
retch
Present
I retch
you retch
he/she/it retches
we retch
you retch
they retch
Preterite
I retched
you retched
he/she/it retched
we retched
you retched
they retched
Present Continuous
I am retching
you are retching
he/she/it is retching
we are retching
you are retching
they are retching
Present Perfect
I have retched
you have retched
he/she/it has retched
we have retched
you have retched
they have retched
Past Continuous
I was retching
you were retching
he/she/it was retching
we were retching
you were retching
they were retching
Past Perfect
I had retched
you had retched
he/she/it had retched
we had retched
you had retched
they had retched
Future
I will retch
you will retch
he/she/it will retch
we will retch
you will retch
they will retch
Future Perfect
I will have retched
you will have retched
he/she/it will have retched
we will have retched
you will have retched
they will have retched
Future Continuous
I will be retching
you will be retching
he/she/it will be retching
we will be retching
you will be retching
they will be retching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retching
you have been retching
he/she/it has been retching
we have been retching
you have been retching
they have been retching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retching
you will have been retching
he/she/it will have been retching
we will have been retching
you will have been retching
they will have been retching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retching
you had been retching
he/she/it had been retching
we had been retching
you had been retching
they had been retching
Conditional
I would retch
you would retch
he/she/it would retch
we would retch
you would retch
they would retch
Past Conditional
I would have retched
you would have retched
he/she/it would have retched
we would have retched
you would have retched
they would have retched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retch - an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
Verb1.retch - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouthretch - 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"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
2.retch - make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

retch

verb gag, be sick, vomit, regurgitate, chuck (Austral. & N.Z. informal), throw up (informal), spew, heave, puke (slang), disgorge, barf (U.S. slang), chunder (slang, chiefly Austral.), upchuck (U.S. slang), do a technicolour yawn (slang), toss your cookies (U.S. slang) The smell made me retch.
Translations
öklendezik

retch

[retʃ] VItener arcadas

retch

[ˈrɛtʃ] viavoir des haut-le-cœur

retch

viwürgen
nWürgen nt

retch

[rɛtʃ] viavere (dei) conati di vomito

retch

n. arcada, basca, contracciones abdominales espasmódicas que preceden al vómito.

retch

vi tener arcadas (form), vomitar sin nada que expulsar
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