Translation of sick in Spanish:

sick

Pronunciation: /sɪk/

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 (ill) enfermo to get sick (American English/inglés norteamericano) caer* enfermo, enfermar, enfermarse (Latin America/América Latina) 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 sb look sick hacer* quedar a algn a la altura del betún or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) de un felpudo or (Chile) del unto [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (nauseated) (predicative/predicativo) to feel sick (dizzy, unwell) estar* mareado (about to vomit) tener* ganas de vomitar or de devolver, tener* náuseas to be o get sick vomitar, devolver* have you been sick? (British English/inglés británico) ¿ha tenido vómitos? 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/en América Latina también) me enferma cómo se sale con la suya he's been promoted — makes you sick, doesn't it? [colloquial/familiar] lo han ascendido — da rabia ¿no?
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    • 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/predicativo) to be sick with fear/worry estar* muerto de miedo/preocupación to be sick at heart [literary/literario] estar* muy angustiado 3.2 (weary, fed up) to be sick of sth/-ing estar* harto de algo/+ infinitive/infinitivo I'm sick and tired o sick to death of hearing that estoy absolutamente harto or [colloquial/familiar] 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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/nombre

  • 1the sick (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) los enfermos

Phrasal verbs

sick up

(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [food/meal] devolver*, vomitar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio devolver*, vomitar, lanzar* [colloquial/familiar]

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