take sick


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take sick

 and take ill
to become ill. I took sick with a bad cold last week. I hope I don't take ill before final exams.
See also: sick, take

take sick

Chiefly Southern US To become ill.
See also: sick, take
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The necessity for a junior doctor to take sick leave will obviously be dependent on both their symptoms and the type of work they are engaged in.
If you're having difficulty with escalating absenteeism among association staff, it's a good idea to have your staff team identify the reasons that people take sick leave, see if there are any recognizable patterns of absenteeism, and consider other sick leave options that may be more compatible with these findings.
Can parents take sick leave to stay home with a sick child, or should they take annual leave for that purpose?
Nurses who had to take sick leave after being assaulted were previously entitled only to their basic pay.
Mr Leech is the latest member of staff to take sick leave at the school, where one-in-three staff are off sick each day.