fall ill


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fall ill

To become sick. Mom has fallen ill, so she can't watch the kids tonight after all. I heard you fell ill yesterday—I hope it's nothing serious.
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fall ill

Fig. to become ill. Tom fell ill just before he was to perform. We both fell ill after eating the baked fish.
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Chaudhry said now the nation and law were waiting for the return of the opposition leader and praying that he does not fall ill in London.
Asda customers have been told it is "very very unlikely that anyone will fall ill" from the levels of painkilling medicine bute found in the supermarket's corned beef products.
The trial judge criticised TUI UK after hearing the holiday firm was aware of the problems at the 251-room hotel in Ca'n Picafort but continued to send families there, only for those guests to fall ill.
PEOPLE who fall ill on holiday miss more than pounds 300 worth of their sunshine break, a poll found.
As a teacher, I have observed that when a child with fever comes to class, the next day one or more children fall ill.
Feedback has shown carers worry about what will happen to the person they look after if they fall ill suddenly or had an accident.
Of the estimated 7m people who fall ill each year on their hols 90% are stomach related and one third of all holidaymakers complain that their holidays were spoiled because of it.
Around one in ten people who fall ill die from the disease.
Chloe is the latest holidaymaker to fall ill after staying at the three-star all-inclusive Club Aguamar in Majorca.
The survey also found that those going on a package holiday were more likely to fall ill than those making their own travel arrangements - 15 per cent against nine per cent.
The world's biggest-ever outbreak of E-coli food poisoning, which caused 500 people to fall ill, was linked to food supplied by Wishaw butcher John Barr.
That jump in the number of cases will occur as people now infected with the virus begin to fall ill, he adds.
DON'T FALL ILL: Air rooms and bedding to ventilate and zap dust mites.
QI am going away on holiday shortly and want to know if I can take some Tamiflu with me in case I fall ill whilst I am away.