retch /ˈrɛʧ, ||ˈriʧ/
retch =/ˈrɛʧ, <ɪ>ɛsp ɑrɪtɪʃɪ> ˈrɪʧ/= 不及物動詞
Retch v. i. [imp. & p. p. Retched p. pr. & vb. n. Retching.] To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting. [Written also reach.]
Beloved Julia, hear me still beseeching!
(Here he grew inarticulate with retching.) --Byron.
Retch, v. t. & i. To care for; to heed; to reck. [Obs.]
n : an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of
the heaves" [syn: heave]
v 1: 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" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge,
cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge,
puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk,
regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]
2: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit [syn: