get sick

get sick

1. To be or become ill or generally unwell. I got really sick last week and had to miss several days of work. You're going to get sick in this cold weather if you don't bundle up!
2. To become nauseated, sometimes to the point of vomiting. I'm getting sick driving around all these winding mountain roads. After drinking an entire bottle of vodka, Jim got sick all over his shoes.
3. To become repelled or disgusted by something. I get sick thinking about how much we have to pay for our medical insurance.
See also: get, sick

get sick

1. Also, take sick or ill . Become ill, as in It's just my luck to get sick on vacation, or When was she taken ill? [Ninth century]
2. Become disgusted, as in We got sick as we learned how much money was wasted, or I get sick when I hear about his debts. [Early 1500s] Also see make one sick.
3. Also, get sick to one's stomach; be sick. Become nauseated, vomit, as in If you eat any more candy you'll get sick, or Sick to her stomach every morning? She must be pregnant. [Early 1600s]
See also: get, sick
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Zeliger, a chemical toxicologist who has researched diseases and injuries caused by chemical and environmental exposures, describes how and why people get sick, how the likelihood of disease can be predicted before symptoms appear, what can be done to lower the incidence of disease, and the preventative measures that can be taken to keep people from getting sick.
Is it true that you will get sick from the quick change of temperatures and weather?
It has been an old Filipino belief that when children get sick during the summer time, it would always be attributed to the heat.
Rather, it is examining whether the vaccines, as an additional benefit, can reduce the number of people carrying the Type B bacteria even if they never get sick from it, which is known as carriage.
It isn't until middle childhood that children's understanding of how we get sick becomes more sophisticated.
Together, this body of work suggests that children slowly learn about how we get sick over the course of the preschool and early elementary school years, and don't avoid interacting with contaminated objects until at least five to eight years of age.
When they do get sick, they report fewer symptoms than they actually exhibit.
Many people get sick right after they travel, so it is in your family's best interest to take a few precautions.
While insurance protects people unable to travel because they get sick, or who become ill while traveling, coverage doesn't include cancellations caused by fear of becoming ill.
Notice when you do get sick, how your appetite changes quickly; this may include a shutting down of or increase in appetite or its switch to very specific or unique foods.
"People get sick when they go to beaches, and the real problem is that some states don't even monitor their waters" says Kelli McGee, the coastal program counsel for the American Oceans Campaign.
Many people have this germ in their bodies and may never get sick from it.
If you are presented with facts that say, "If you don't make these changes, people will get sick," and if you don't make those changes, regardless of how I feel personally, you will expose yourself and other owners to liability.
De Chiara: The premise from where I was starting was that if you can show that if you don't take that action people will get sick, we're not talking about a situation where you have a building like the World Trade Tower, 25,000 people in each building and three or four people are complaining or even 100 people are complaining, and you're not exactly sure why they're complaining.
The spray works best when symptoms first appear -- before you get sick. Still, don't look for BIRR 4 at your local drug store just yet.