retch vs wretch : Common Errors in English

About retch vs wretch

If you vomit, you retch; if you behave in a wretched manner or fall intowretched circumstances, you are a wretch.

retch Meaning(s)

  • (n) an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
  • (v) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • (v) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

wretch Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone you feel sorry for
  • (n) performs some wicked deed

retch in News

  1. A horrifying and darkly humorous ‘Act of Killing’

    "The Act of Killing" is among the most profound, formally complex, and emotionally overpowering documentaries I've ever seen. It's also, by turns and sometimes at once, luridly seductive and darkly comic and physically revolting — a movie that makes you want to laugh and cry and retch and run out of the theater, both to escape the awful things the film is showing you and to tell everyone you ...
    on July 23, 2013 Source: The Register Citizen

  2. Movie Review: "Act of Killing" is horrifying and darkly humorous

    "The Act of Killing" is among the most profound, formally complex, and emotionally overpowering documentaries I've ever seen. It's also, by turns and sometimes at once, luridly seductive and darkly comic and physically revolting — a movie that makes you want to laugh and cry and retch and run out of the theater, both to escape the awful things the film is showing you and to tell everyone you ...
    on July 22, 2013 Source: The Oakland Press

wretch in News

  • The Needle: #flatitude

    Seventh Inning Wretch : Apparently Nationals fans are getting a reputation for doing things other than watching baseball while attending baseball games , including reading Kindles and newspapers and, a couple months back, doing taxes . I want to defend this as tantamount to queuing up an already-seen episode of The Wire as background noise while you catch up on the New York Times , but I just ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Washington City Paper

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