Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retch

1 sense of retch

Sense 1
heave, 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))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb retch

2 senses of retch

Sense 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")
       => excrete, egest, eliminate, pass -- (eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone")

Sense 2
gag, heave, retch -- (make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit)

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