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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The second mate falling ill during the passage, I was promoted to officer of the watch, alone in charge of the deck.
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figure By DAILY MONITOR The Speaker of Ugandan Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi after falling ill on her return to Kampala.According to a statement issued by the her office in Kampala, Ms Kadaga was reportedly first treated for fatigue-related illness at the Nakasero Hospital in Uganda.
As they started falling ill one after another, they took treatment at a local hospital.
South Ayrshire Council has posted a series of signs on Ayr Beach after veterinary practices in the area reported a spate of animals falling ill following walks on the beach.
[USA], July 19 (ANI): Merely few hours before he was set to perform, singer Tom Jones on Wednesday cancelled a gig after falling ill.
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ARAB NEWS Saudi rescuers attend to an elderly German man as he is airlifted to a hospital in Jeddah on Wednesday after falling ill while on a cruise in the Red Sea.
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"We want to know what caused the illnesses we, and others who fell ill on previous cruises, suffered, and if more could have been done to prevent people falling ill."
He treated the infected cattle and educated owners how they could protect worthy cattle from falling ill. He also distributed medicines with proper guidelines for treatment and care at home so as to protect cattle from falling ill in this chilly cold weather.