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take ill

To be or become sick or unwell. I heard your sister has taken ill recently. I hope that it isn't anything too serious?
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A spokesman at the port last night revealed that the boat had been forced to return to Tyneside after a woman took ill on board.
Sources say doctors have carried out routine tests on his pacemaker that was fitted after Rev Paisley took ill at a meeting at the House of Lords in February last year.
In 1998, Dash took ill while visiting his parents in Baltimore.
One was arrested and jailed for five days; the other mysteriously took ill during a flight to the region after being served tea.
But when shooting began, calamity quickly intervened: Rochefort took ill, a flash flood damaged sets and equipment (and nearly swept away Pepe and Fulton's car), and the production shut down after only six days.
When regular drummer Rob Merrill took ill, UV flew in from New York and, just hours before the show, learned songs that often exceed 150 beats per minute, stop on a dime and then switch styles.
Nevertheless, real-life wet nurses were recognized as essential if a mother died, took ill, or was unable to breast-feed successfully.