to be physically sick meaning, to be physically sick definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( physicals    plural  )
1       adj   Physical qualities, actions, or things are connected with a person's body, rather than with their mind.  
usu ADJ n  
...the physical and mental problems caused by the illness..., The attraction between them is physical.     
   physically             adv   ADV adj, ADV with v  
You may be physically and mentally exhausted after a long flight., ...disabled people who cannot physically use a telephone.     
2       adj   Physical things are real things that can be touched and seen, rather than ideas or spoken words.  
usu ADJ n  
Physical and ideological barriers had come down in Eastern Europe., ...physical evidence to support the story.     
   physically             adv  
...physically cut off from every other country.     
3       adj   Physical means relating to the structure, size, or shape of something that can be touched and seen.  
ADJ n  
...the physical characteristics of the terrain.     
4       adj   Physical means connected with physics or the laws of physics.  
ADJ n  
...the physical laws of combustion and thermodynamics.     
5       adj   Someone who is physical touches people a lot, either in an affectionate way or in a rough way.  
We decided that in the game we would be physical and aggressive.     
6       adj   Physical is used in expressions such as physical love and physical relationships to refer to sexual relationships between people.  
ADJ n  
It had been years since they had shared any meaningful form of physical relationship.     
7       n-count   A physical is a medical examination, done in order to see if someone is fit and well enough to do a particular job or to join the army.   (=medical)  
Bob failed his physical...     
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to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
avoir le mal de mer
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