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Retch

Definition of the noun retch

What does retch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: retches

  1. an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of retch: heave
    • more generic word: spasm = sudden constriction of a hollow organ

Definition of the verb retch

What does retch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: retched | retching | retches

  1. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  2. make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of retch: gag / heave

Group

Retch is a musical group.

  • albums: "Ben-wa Baby Heads", "Reinsertion of Aborted Remnants"

Printed books with definitions for Retch

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Google previewVisual Grammar (2017)

No Mistakes Grammar, Volumes I, II, and III by Giacomo Giammatteo

Retch/wretch To retch means to vomit, as in, the ...

Google previewClinical Veterinary Advisor - E-Book (2014)

Dogs and Cats by Etienne Cote

This is an impression that is produced by the repetitive fits of coughing that end in a terminal retch; a terminal retch is a final, hacking, gagging sound that is louder than the cough and that ends a fit of coughing. A dog may occasionally produce ...

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Usage statistics about retch

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb retch:

disgorgeregurgitateretchspewgagpurgevomitchuckheavecast

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Retch Meaning

Video shows what retch means. To make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.. retch pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...

Quotes about Retch

WHERE'ER I go in this dense East,
In sunshine or shade,
I retch at the villainous feast
That England has made,
And my shame cannot understand,
As scorn springs elate,
How I ever loved that land
I loathe and hate! (Francis William Lauderdale Adams)
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Scrabble value of R1E1T1C3H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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