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adjective sick pronunciation in American English /sɪk/
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  1. 1
    if you are sick, you do not feel well

    He stayed at home caring for his sick wife.

    sick and injured/wounded/dying:

    a clinic for animals that are sick and injured

    get/fall sick (=become sick):

    He suddenly fell very sick and died a few days later.

  2. 2
    if something that someone does or says is sick, it is so unpleasant that it would upset some people
    1. a.
      used about someone who behaves in a cruel or unpleasant way

      If you ask me, he’s sick.

    2. b.
      offensive an offensive way of describing someone who is mentally sick
  3. 3
    if you get sick or you are sick, food you have eaten suddenly comes out of your stomach through your mouth

    I’m going to be sick!

    violently sick:

    He was violently sick over the side of the boat.

    make yourself sick:

    People with eating disorders often make themselves sick.

    sick feeling:

    The thought of seeing him gave her a sick feeling in her stomach.

    See also seasick

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