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verb [intransitive] retch pronunciation in British English /retʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleretching
past tenseretched
past participleretched
  1. to behave and sound as if you are being sick (=bringing food and drink up from your stomach and out through your mouth), without in fact doing this

    The disgusting smell made me retch.

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