Definition of dry-heave in English:


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[no object]
  • Experience the reflex of vomiting; retch: I puked and puked until I was dry-heaving
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    • The doctor hurriedly picked her up and rushed her to a sink as she dry-heaved.
    • Before I dry-heaved yet again, my eyes focused on something else.
    • Hangovers and cleaning products don't mix well so I dry-heaved for a while.


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  • An instance or feeling of retching: I feel the dry-heaves starting, the knee-jerk reaction to my anxiety attacks
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    • I puked again and then had the dry-heaves for several hours afterwards.
    • My fit of dry heaves subsided after fifteen minutes or so.
    • Afterwards, she experienced a severe headache, dry-heaves, a loss of vision and other health problems that continue today.

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