Share this entry

sick
American English: /sɪk/
British English: /sɪk/

Translation of sick in Spanish:

adjective -er, -est

  • 1
    (ill)
    enfermo
    to get sick (American English)
    caer enfermo
    enfermar
    enfermarse (Latin America)
    to report sick
    dar parte de enfermo or de enfermedad
    to be off sick
    estar ausente por enfermedad
    they are sick with food poisoning
    tienen intoxicación
    están intoxicados
    sick building syndrome
    síndrome (masculine) del edificio enfermo
    to make somebody look sick
    hacer quedar a alguien a la altura del betún or (River Plate area) de un felpudo or (Chile) del unto [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Several staff members were already off sick with the flu.
    • Fifteen to twenty percent of the elderly who are sick with pneumococci die from this infection, so it is well worth preventing.
    • The end results were anything but pleasant for Niko who spent a week after the incident in the hospital ward sick with fever and poison from snakes bite.
  • 2 (nauseated) (predicative) to feel sick
    (dizzy, unwell)
    estar mareado
    (about to vomit)
    tener ganas de vomitar or de devolver
    tener náuseas
    to be o get sick have you been sick? (British English) it makes me sick to my stomach
    me da ganas de vomitar or de devolver
    you make me sick!
    ¡me das asco!
    it makes me sick the way she gets away with it
    me da rabia or (in Latin America also) me enferma cómo se sale con la suya
    he's been promoted — makes you sick, doesn't it? [colloquial]
    lo han ascendido — da rabia ¿no?
    Example sentences
    • On the morning of October 17, 1999, Wei sent his wife to Renji Hospital, when Zhou became extremely sick and started vomiting.
    • She ran to her bathroom and vomited, relieving the sick sensation a bit, but not entirely.
    • Recalling his first trip in the air, Tu said he felt very sick and even vomited.
  • 3 3.1 (disturbed, sickened) (predicative) to be sick with fear/worry
    estar muerto de miedo/preocupación
    to be sick at heart [literary]
    estar muy angustiado
    3.2 (weary, fed up)to be sick of something/-ing
    estar harto de algo/+ infinitive
    I'm sick and tired o sick to death of hearing that
    estoy absolutamente harto or [colloquial] hasta la coronilla de oír eso
    I'm sick of the sight of that woman
    esa mujer me tiene harto
  • 4
    (gruesome) (person/mind)
    morboso
    (humor/joke)
    de muy mal gusto
    Example sentences
    • Laughing at his own sick humour, Suarez ascended to the second level of the house, more designed to live in than the level below.
    • We're also unmistakably in David Cronenberg territory here, but without the sick humour that usually goes with it.
    • The sick charm of Keller is that he really does seem like a normal everyday person.
    Example sentences
    • But if you use that as an excuse to inflict pain on them, then you are sick and sadistic and motivated solely by bigotry.
    • They are sick and depraved and have convinced themselves they are right and the rest of us are wrong.
    • Apparently, there were some bogus calls that were made in to try and - you know, for whatever reason, some sick people would do that.

noun

  • 1the sick (+ plural verb)
    los enfermos
  • 2 uncountable (vomit)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    vómito (masculine)
    a pool of sick
    Example sentences
    • So, while I cleaned cat sick off the carpet Paul headed off home to finish putting his kitchen back together now that the painting is finished.
    • The group are taken on a tour of Wimbledon tennis centre where they are made to wear all white and are force fed strawberries until they vomit red sick.
    • I arrived downstairs find to both cats outside and a pile of sick in the middle of the sitting room carpet.

Phrasal verbs

sick up

(British English) [colloquial]
1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(food/meal)
devolver
vomitar
2verb + adverb

Definition of sick in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: