Meaning of “retch” in the English Dictionary

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"retch" in British English

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retchverb [ I ]

uk /retʃ/ us /retʃ/

to react in a way as if you are vomiting:

The sight of blood makes him retch.

(Definition of “retch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retch" in American English

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retchverb [ I ]

us /retʃ/

to make the sound and action of vomiting, esp. when nothing is actually vomited

(Definition of “retch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)