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Noun retch has 1 sense
  1. heave, retch - an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
    --1 is a kind of spasm
    Derived forms: verb retch1, verb retch2
Verb retch has 2 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
    Derived form: noun retch1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    => Somebody ----s something
  2. gag, heave, retch - make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    Derived form: noun retch1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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