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sick1 British & World English

Affected by physical or mental illness

sick2 British & World English

Set a dog on

take ill British & World English

Become ill, especially suddenly

laugh oneself silly British & World English

Laugh uncontrollably or for a long time

sick bag British & World English

A paper bag provided in an aircraft or ship as a receptacle for vomit

sick call British & World English

A visit to a sick person, typically one made by a doctor or priest

sick day British & World English

A day taken off from work because of illness

sick list British & World English

A list, especially in the army or navy, of people who are ill and unable to work

sick note British & World English

A note to be given to an employer, teacher, or person in authority confirming that an absence was due to sickness

sick-out British & World English

A period of unwarranted sick leave taken as a form of group industrial action

sick pay British & World English

Pay given to an employee on sick leave

sick leave British & World English

Leave of absence granted because of illness

sick-making British & World English

Nauseatingly unpleasant or shocking

sick nurse British & World English

A nurse who looks after the sick and infirm (as distinct from a children’s nurse)

sick ticket British & World English

A person with an affinity for sick humor

travel-sick British & World English

Suffering from nausea caused by the motion of a moving vehicle, boat, or aircraft

sick benefit British & World English

Short for sickness benefit.

sick headache British & World English

A headache accompanied by nausea, particularly a migraine

—— oneself sick British & World English

Do something to such an extent that one feels nauseous or unwell (often used for emphasis)

on the sick British & World English

Receiving sickness benefit

make someone sick British & World English

Cause someone to vomit or feel nauseous or unwell

sick as a parrot British & World English

Extremely disappointed

take ill in take British & World English

Become ill, especially suddenly

sick and tired of British & World English

Annoyed about or bored with (someone or something) and unwilling to put up with them any longer

the sick man of —— British & World English

A country that is politically or economically unsound, especially in comparison with its neighbours

—— oneself sick in sick1 British & World English

Do something to such an extent that one feels nauseous or unwell (often used for emphasis)

Anointing of the Sick British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) the sacramental anointing of the ill or infirm with blessed oil; unction

sick building syndrome British & World English

A condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation

on the sick in sick1 British & World English

Receiving sickness benefit

make someone sick in sick1 British & World English

Cause someone to vomit or feel nauseous or unwell

sick of in sick1 British & World English

Intensely annoyed with or bored by (someone or something) as a result of having had too much of them

the sick man of —— in sick1 British & World English

A country that is politically or economically unsound, especially in comparison with its neighbours

sick to death of in sick1 British & World English

another way of saying sick and tired of above.

laugh oneself silly in laugh British & World English

Laugh uncontrollably or for a long time

carsick British & World English

Affected with nausea caused by the motion of a car or other vehicle in which one is travelling

sick and tired of in sick1 British & World English

Annoyed about or bored with (someone or something) and unwilling to put up with them any longer

airsick British & World English

Affected with nausea due to travel in an aircraft

seasick British & World English

Suffering from sickness or nausea caused by the motion of a ship at sea

sickbay British & World English

A room or building set aside for the treatment or accommodation of the sick, especially within a military base, ship, or school

sickbed British & World English

An invalid’s bed (often used to refer to the state or condition of being an invalid)

Anointing of the Sick in anoint British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) the sacramental anointing of the ill or infirm with blessed oil; unction


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