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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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With these words he vanished, leaving the courtiers sadly perplexed; but as all their efforts to find the Prince were useless they had no choice but to go home, bringing with them the sad news, which so greatly distressed the King that he fell ill and died not long after.
I will add, too, that I remained for a long time afterwards pleased with the phrase about the benefit from resentment and hatred in spite of the fact that I almost fell ill from misery.
"Can you tell me what her life has been before she came into this house, and before she fell ill?"
I sympathised a while; but when the children fell ill of the measles, and I had to tend them, and take on me the cares of a woman at once, I changed my idea.
Things were thus going prosperously with me when it happened that the wife of one of my neighbours, with whom I had struck up quite a friendship, fell ill, and presently died.
And when he fell ill the wrong potion was put in the glass by his bedside, and he died.
Delia Weeks, for example, was a maiden lady who did dressmaking in a small way; she fell ill, and although attended by all the physicians in the neighborhood, was sinking slowly into a decline when her cousin Cyrus asked her to come and keep house for him in Lewiston.
Summary: Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Sept 2 (ANI): An infant died while five other children fell ill at Shajapur town's Limboda village in Madhya Pradesh after two days of allegedly being vaccinated.
As he was recovering, he fell ill again and suffered another stroke that resulted in a shower of clots in his brain, arteries, large and large intestine.
A total of 15 victims, aged seven to 12, fell ill after suffering from breathing difficulties and bouts of vomiting.
A Denbighshire Council spokesman said: "A pupil at the school fell ill during the morning lessons.
His parents and other siblings also fell ill and were taken to a hospital for treatment.
She fell ill after returning from long haul flights to New York, US and Rabat in Morocco.Ms Kadaga was in New York for the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women which is ending on Saturday.
Lawyer Assa Nyakundi who was arrested after shooting his 29-year-old son to death was hospitalised yesterday after he fell ill in his cell at the Muthaiga police station, Nairobi.