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sick

adjective
 
 
/sɪk/
ILL A2 ill: He was off work sick for most of last week. They provide care for the sick.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
be sick B1 If you are sick, food and drink comes up from your stomach and out of your mouth: The baby was sick all down his shirt.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Vomiting and feelings of sickness
feel sick A2 to feel that the food or drink in your stomach might soon come up through your mouth: I was so nervous I felt quite sick.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Vomiting and feelings of sickness
be sick of sth informal B2 to be bored with or annoyed about something that has been happening for a long time: I'm sick of people telling me how to run my life.Bore and boredAngry and displeasedBad-tempered
It makes me sick. informal something you say when you are jealous of someone: She looks fantastic whatever she wears - it makes me sick.Envy and jealousy
CRUEL cruel and unpleasant: He's got a sick mind. a sick joke Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
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