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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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.
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.
We're talking about a situation where it can be demonstrated scientifically, within some reasonable parameter, that you need to make a change in the building, otherwise people will get sick.
The spray works best when symptoms first appear -- before you get sick.