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sick

  
  ( sicker    comparative)   ( sickest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you are sick, you are ill. Sick usually means physically ill, but it can sometimes be used to mean mentally ill.  
He's very sick. He needs medication..., She found herself with two small children, a sick husband, and no money...     
      The sick are people who are sick., n-plural   the N  
There were no doctors to treat the sick.     
2       adj   If you are sick, the food that you have eaten comes up from your stomach and out of your mouth. If you feelsick, you feel as if you are going to be sick.  
v-link ADJ  
She got up and was sick in the handbasin..., The very thought of food made him feel sick...     
3       n-uncount   Sick is vomit.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
4       adj   If you say that you are sick of something or sick and tired of it, you are emphasizing that you are very annoyed by it and want it to stop.  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ of n/-ing     (emphasis)    (=fed up)  
I am sick and tired of hearing all these people moaning...     
5       adj   If you describe something such as a joke or story as sick, you mean that it deals with death or suffering in an unpleasantly humorous way.,   (disapproval)    ...a sick joke about a cat...     
6    If you say that something or someone makes you sick, you mean that they make you feel angry or disgusted.  
INFORMAL  
make sb sick      phrase   V inflects, oft it PHR that  
It makes me sick that people commit offences and never get punished...     
7    If you are off sick, you are not at work because you are ill.  
off sick             phrase   usu v-link PHR  
When we are off sick, we only receive half pay.     
8    If you say that you are worried sick, you are emphasizing that you are extremely worried.  
INFORMAL  
worried sick      phrase   v-link PHR     (emphasis)    He was worried sick about what our mothers would say.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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sick     ( sicker    comparative)   ( sickest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you are sick, you are ill. Sick usually means physically ill, but it can sometimes be used to mean mentally ill.  
He's very sick. He needs medication..., She found herself with two small children, a sick husband, and no money...     
      The sick are people who are sick., n-plural   the N  
There were no doctors to treat the sick.     
2       adj   If you are sick, the food that you have eaten comes up from your stomach and out of your mouth. If you feelsick, you feel as if you are going to be sick.  
v-link ADJ  
She got up and was sick in the handbasin..., The very thought of food made him feel sick...     
3       n-uncount   Sick is vomit.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
4       adj   If you say that you are sick of something or sick and tired of it, you are emphasizing that you are very annoyed by it and want it to stop.  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ of n/-ing     (emphasis)    (=fed up)  
I am sick and tired of hearing all these people moaning...     
5       adj   If you describe something such as a joke or story as sick, you mean that it deals with death or suffering in an unpleasantly humorous way.,   (disapproval)    ...a sick joke about a cat...     
6    If you say that something or someone makes you sick, you mean that they make you feel angry or disgusted.  
INFORMAL  
make sb sick      phrase   V inflects, oft it PHR that  
It makes me sick that people commit offences and never get punished...     
7    If you are off sick, you are not at work because you are ill.  
off sick      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
When we are off sick, we only receive half pay.     
8    If you say that you are worried sick, you are emphasizing that you are extremely worried.  
INFORMAL  
worried sick      phrase   v-link PHR     (emphasis)    He was worried sick about what our mothers would say.     


sick bay        ( sick bays    plural  ) , sick-bay   A sick bay is an area, especially on a ship or navy base, or in Britain in a school or university, where medical treatment is given and where beds are provided for people who are ill.      n-count   also prep N  
...a free 16-bed sick bay for students needing continuous care...     
sick building syndrome     
Sick building syndrome is a group of conditions, including headaches, sore eyes, and tiredness, which people who work in offices may experience because the air there is not healthy to breathe.      n-uncount  
sick leave     
Sick leave is the time that a person spends away from work because of illness or injury.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount   oft on N  
I have been on sick leave for seven months with depression.     
sick note        ( sick notes    plural  ) A sick note is an official note signed by a doctor which states that someone is ill and needs to stay off work for a particular period of time.      n-count  
sick pay     
When you are ill and unable to work, sick pay is the money that you get from your employer instead of your normal wages.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
They are not eligible for sick pay.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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sick

  
1    green about the gills     (informal)   green around the gills     (informal)   ill, nauseated, nauseous, puking     (slang)   qualmish, queasy  
2    ailing, diseased, feeble, indisposed, laid up     (informal)   on the sick list     (informal)   poorly     (informal)   under par     (informal)   under the weather, unwell, weak  
3      (informal)   black, ghoulish, macabre, morbid, sadistic  
4      (informal, often with)      of   blasé, bored, disgusted, displeased, fed up, jaded, revolted, satiated, tired, weary  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    able-bodied, fine, fit, fit and well, fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, healthy, robust, tranquil, untroubled, unworried, up to par, well  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust

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