get sick

get sick

1. To be or become ill or generally unwell. I got really sick last week and had to miss several days of work. You're going to get sick in this cold weather if you don't bundle up!
2. To become nauseated, sometimes to the point of vomiting. I'm getting sick driving around all these winding mountain roads. After drinking an entire bottle of vodka, Jim got sick all over his shoes.
3. To become repelled or disgusted by something. I get sick thinking about how much we have to pay for our medical insurance.
See also: get, sick

get sick

1. Also, take sick or ill . Become ill, as in It's just my luck to get sick on vacation, or When was she taken ill? [Ninth century]
2. Become disgusted, as in We got sick as we learned how much money was wasted, or I get sick when I hear about his debts. [Early 1500s] Also see make one sick.
3. Also, get sick to one's stomach; be sick. Become nauseated, vomit, as in If you eat any more candy you'll get sick, or Sick to her stomach every morning? She must be pregnant. [Early 1600s]
See also: get, sick
References in classic literature ?
And behold, they were glad they had gone into savagery, for they had gained something; they found that they could now smoke a little without having to go and hunt for a lost knife; they did not get sick enough to be seriously uncomfortable.
Harris said that, to himself, it was always a mystery how people managed to get sick at sea - said he thought people must do it on purpose, from affectation - said he had often wished to be, but had never been able.
When they do get sick, they report fewer symptoms than they actually exhibit.
Many people get sick right after they travel, so it is in your family's best interest to take a few precautions.
While insurance protects people unable to travel because they get sick, or who become ill while traveling, coverage doesn't include cancellations caused by fear of becoming ill.
Notice when you do get sick, how your appetite changes quickly; this may include a shutting down of or increase in appetite or its switch to very specific or unique foods.
People get sick when they go to beaches, and the real problem is that some states don't even monitor their waters" says Kelli McGee, the coastal program counsel for the American Oceans Campaign.
Many people have this germ in their bodies and may never get sick from it.
If you are presented with facts that say, "If you don't make these changes, people will get sick," and if you don't make those changes, regardless of how I feel personally, you will expose yourself and other owners to liability.
They want to finance any improvements on the backs of those who get sick.
In individual play, when the cubes are turned over, the stick figures fall down and when they get up, they might shake their fist in anger, or even get sick.
If these selfish complainers would stop with their disabilities, injuries and illnesses, we'd have plenty of money to help those who are considerate enough not to get sick.
The spray works best when symptoms first appear -- before you get sick.
Chief Executive David Novak was enthusiastic in defense of the situation saying: "No one has gotten sick in China - or ever will get sick - from this issue.
They can't afford to get sick so we elevate their energy levels and they're able to get more done.