Definition of retch:
pant, spill, choke, upchuck, contrive, surge, muzzle, barf, sanctify, lift, fret, vagabond, suffocate, be sick, warp, disgorge, vomit, quip, hurtle, stray, ptyalise, shake off, gasp, tramp, couch, cast, throw off, throw, gag, heft, hurl, redact, spit, regurgitate, heave up, mould, drop, roam, reproduce, puff, shed, heaving, put, flush, cronk, claxon, blare, heave, cat, ditch, drift, mold, project, toot, raise, spue, spew out, spew, wander, toss, pat, rove, heft up, chuck, scour, throw up, vomit up, purge, ramble, draw, swan, frame, eruct, regorge, beep, buckle, range, strangle, honk, ptyalize, purify, roll, throw away, cast off, puke, billow, sick.
- "Hunger", Knut Hamsun.
Rody Shatuck called me a misable brat and old Missis Peezly called me a low minded retch and made a mosshun as if she was going to paist me one with her old umbrela, but father told me to set down in a chair by mother then Angelina sed to mother that she augt to be ashaimed of herself for incurageing me in my criminallity.- "Brite and Fair", Henry A. Shute.
- "The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again", William Nowlin.