Definition of dry-heave in English:

dry-heave

Syllabification: dry-heave

verb

[no object]
Experience the reflex of vomiting; retch: I puked and puked until I was dry-heaving

noun

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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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