how to pronounce retch


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retch is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of retch


  1. To make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
  2. To reach.
  3. To reck.


  1. An unsuccessful effort to vomit.

retch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retch occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retch can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retch can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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