make (one) sick

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make (one) sick

1. Literally, to cause one to be ill, especially to vomit. I think those oysters made me sick. I felt awful all night. The choppiness of the waves made me sick almost instantly, and I had to vomit over the side of the boat.
2. To disgust one. Those slasher movies make me sick. Why would anyone want to watch that? How could you possibly lie to me again? You make me sick!
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make someone sick

to disgust someone. I am really tired of your vile talk. You make me sick! She screamed at him that he made her sick and then she ran out of the house.
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make one sick

Disgust one, as in Your constant complaining makes me sick. This expression transfers the sensations of physical illness to strong negative sentiments. [c. 1800]
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make somebody ˈsick

(informal) make somebody angry or disgusted: You make me sick, lying around in front of the TV all day!Look how much these people are earning! It makes you sick.
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References in classic literature ?
And some men are made sick by the one, and some by the other.
His master, in many cases, goes off to town, and buys a large quantity; he returns, takes his whip, and commands the slave to eat the molasses, until the poor fellow is made sick at the very mention of it.
Theodor Adorno's work offers a continuous provocation: 'The reason why we continue to suffer and hurt one another is not that we don't have money, resources, time, skill - the foremost reason is that our minds are sick or are being made sick'.
Over a five-month period, Gwilliam posted a series of offensive social media messages and even made sick jokes about a former colleague's disabled son.
When the reporter told Foster of a mother who, having been denied an abortion, was made sick by even the thought of losing her child
The accused said a fortune teller told him he had been made sick by a sorcerer, who turned out to be his family member.
The scams are aimed at western insurance companies and in many cases travellers are deliberately made sick so that they can be evacuated by helicopter and a claim be placed with insurance firms.
Due to illegal dumping near wildlife sanctuaries, hundreds of Sri Lanka's estimated 7,500 wild elephants now scavenge at rubbish tips and many are being made sick by what they eat, Jayantha Jayewardene, an expert on Asian elephants, said.
He created false online identities to slander her and made sick remarks about his intentions towards her daughter.
Research animals live their lives being poked and prodded by humans, purposefully made sick to keep us well, and they are deprived of the affection and human kindness that many dogs enjoy.
The court heard they were made sick through alcohol and milk and their vomit and urine were used to fill a paddling pool.
Rural Oregonians made sick by herbicide sprays drove hours to Salem, but "public hearings" were canceled at the last minute or switched to "invited testimony only." They weren't invited.
A TWITTER troll who made sick jokes about the Hillsborough disaster has had his claim to a newspaper regulator thrown out.