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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 retch /ˈrɛʧ, ||ˈriʧ/
 (vi.)作嘔,反胃(vt.)嘔吐反胃,要吐的聲音

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 retch =/ˈrɛʧ, <ɪ>ɛsp ɑrɪtɪʃ ˈrɪʧ/= 不及物動詞
 乾嘔

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Retch, v. t. & i.  To care for; to heed; to reck. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 retch
      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:
         gag, heave]