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take sick

To be or become sick or unwell. I heard your sister has taken sick recently. I hope that it isn't anything too serious.
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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.
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take sick

Chiefly Southern US To become ill.
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Major Finding: The number of German workers who took sick leave for their chronic hand eczema was reduced by half after they went on daily therapy with oral alitretinoin.
Two girls took sick and now Reverend Hale of Beverley comes to find out whether their souls are taken by the devil.
The new research by private health insurer Bupa shows nearly half of British employees who took sick leave in the last 12 months continued to work when unwell.
He then took sick leave for two weeks in December for a job.
More than 311,000 full and part time teachers took sick leave in 2007, according to official Government figures.
Nationally more than 311,000 full-and part-time teachers took sick leave in 2007, according to Government figures, with 13,360 of those in the North East.
He took sick and died only 16 months after being elected president in 1848, but his short term saw some of the early political skirmishes that led to the Civil War.
Investigators found that the CHP and the State Compensation Insurance Fund violated state policies by rewarding top cops who took sick leave or retired with workers' comp benefits.
reuteri took sick leave, compared with nine of the 27 who got the placebo.
Simon came home and then took sick again and was brought back into the hospital where they looked after him.
A CARE home worker took sick photos of elderly residents.