- 1. heave, retch, spasm
- usage: an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
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- 1. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
- usage: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
- 2. gag, heave, retch
- usage: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
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