Definition of retch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

retch

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɛtʃ//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retch
 
he / she / it retches
 
past simple retched
 
-ing form retching
 
 
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to make sounds and movements as if you are vomiting although you do not actually do so The smell made her retch.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: retch