American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To try to vomit.
- v. To vomit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reach.
- To make efforts to vomit.
- Same as reck.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
- v. obsolete To care for; to heed; to reck.
- v. make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
- n. an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
- v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- From Middle English *recchen, *rechen, from Old English hrǣċan ("to clear the throat, hawk, spit"), from Proto-Germanic *hrēkijanan (“to clear one's throat”), from Proto-Indo-European *kreg- (“to caw, crow”). Cognate with Icelandic hrækja ("to hawk, spit"). (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Middle English rechen, from Old English hrǣcan, to clear the throat, spit, bring up (phlegm). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“She tried to retch, but she felt the carrot lodge even more firmly in her throat.”
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“I wish he were here so I could retch all over his shoes.”
“My bottom jaw is tingling like I am going to retch.”
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