Retch (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Retched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Retching.] [AS. hrcan to clear the throat, hawk, fr. hraca throat; akin to G. rachen, and perhaps to E. rack neck.]

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.


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Retch, v. t. & i. [See Reck.]

To care for; to heed; to reck.




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