an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting;
"a bad case of the heaves"
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"
make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
- The strange smell made me retch.
- The stomach is afflictive recently, still often retch! What drug to take?
- The sunlight was too bright and the cabin too smelly - anything could make me retch.
- The first sip made him want to retch and he kept the liquid in his mouth for some time before finally forcing himself to swallow it.
I began to..retch and be sick.出自： D. Welch