From the door of the sinking helicopter retch was staring at the raft.
But a spasm of disgust at the uncleanness of the task to be done made me retch and pause.
Something like a cold hand seemed to have closed over my stomach and for an awful moment I gagged and tried to retch.
When retch had finished and had turned back to him, Parker spoke.
He retch he han' in, he did, en git some en put it in he mouf.
"The pilot of the flying ship that was wrecked," retch answered.
Taking careful aim this time, retch fired again, a furious blast of rattling sound.
retch went away, he hired you to bring him back in a ship that flies?
Looking at the sky, retch caught a glimpse of something moving there.
"I don't want to hear any more superstitious talk," retch said.
1540s, originally "to clear the throat, to cough up phlegm," from Old English hræcan "to cough up, spit" (related to hraca "phlegm"), from Proto-Germanic *khrækijanan (cf. Old High German rahhison "to clear one's throat"), of imitative origin (cf. Lithuanian kregeti "to grunt"). Meaning "to make efforts to vomit" is from 1850; sense of "to vomit" is first attested 1888. Related: Retched; retching.
v. retched, retch·ing, retch·es
To try to vomit.