The soft sounds of retching filtered back into the black stillness.
Nurse: Yes she is quite stable at the night, she hasn't had any retching with me and she has been sleeping on and off.
The pain from his wounds was excruciating, so that each muscular effort brought a retching groan from him.
I leaned against the railing of stone, sick as a dog and retching.
For if anything by chance gets down that way, we are troubled with retching and coughing till it is thrown up again.
The most common methods of finishing are retching and burnishing.
Fighting back a retching, Ann muttered, "Paul, when can we get out of here?"
Its use will also prevent that dreadful straining and retching which makes emetics so much dreaded by the nervous and delicate.
He dropped Jason and fell to the floor, retching and gasping.
In like proportion rose the revolt in my stomach, until the sickness and retching became quite unendurable.
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.