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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: be sick.
  • v. to vomit

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


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  • Okay, Karen Newman Plan #2: Pretend to be sick so that Dad has to come see me, thereby running into Mom and noticing her stunning beauty and sparkling wit.

    Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

  • Predicting who is going to be sick is a highly promising field of scientific inquiry, but deciding when to test for prediagnostic biomarkers and intervene with such patients promises to be dangerously tricky.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Nocepelius has not given us a lesson for a week, I think he must be sick for he was in Church yesterday; he is the organist.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • Make$ had to be sick of performing “Get Like Me,” because after two months of performing with that nucka I was thoroughly sick of that shit.

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  • Rubashov sat up and leant his forehead against the wall behind which No. 402 slept; he was afraid he was going to be sick again.


  • Its usual that the Judges are Entertained most of the tyme by the Bishop Major and best Gentlemen, its seldom they stay more than a weeke in a place unless they have a great deale of Buisness or that one of the judges should be sick so yt ye other must supply both barrs one after another.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Whether the person thus read to be sick or well, whether he be doing nothing or doing something else while being thus read to, the self-absorption and want of observation of the person who does it, is equally difficult to understand – although very often the readee is too amiable to say how much it hurts him.

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  • Mr. Axley did not come to his work this morning, he must be sick again.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.


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