It was so horrible that a guard in the video, holding Danny down, retched and was thrown out of the room.
We moved him to my room; I sat with him as he retched and groaned in pain.
The Terran retched, coughed up water, and then sat up to look around.
He retched and spat; and then his hands fumbled in the grass and got hold of a stone.
He stahted fer de woods fer ter see who it wuz callin' 'im, but befo' he got dere Ben stepped out an' retched fer im.
Dalgard retched before he could control throat and stomach muscles.
I dropped flat on my belly and retched a hand under the cliff.
So she lay, dry-eyed, her whole body clenched, retched with sobs that would not come up.
They watched me for a time as I grovelled and retched in sickness.
And when Comrade Ossipon had made out the handle of the knife he turned away from the glazed door, and retched violently.
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.