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Feel as if one is about to vomit; retch.
be sick, spew, spew up, fetch upView synonyms
- ‘I was actually kecking with him!’
- ‘But before she could finish her sentence, she kecked into a white plastic bucket behind the contestants’ table.’
- ‘He did appreciate the chickens again, though not to the point of kecking, and thought that any farm animal that made noise (notably a turkey and some pigs) was amusing.’
- ‘There's no reason to believe the president has any inclination to stop him from kecking up his verbal bile all over the office carpets again.’
Early 17th century: imitative.
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