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adjective sick pronunciation in British English /sɪk/
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  1. 1
    if 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
  2. 2
    mainly American 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.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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