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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EVEN worms are put off by the smell of food that has made them sick in the past, scientists have found.
Of course sponsors of clinical trials would worry about an arrangement that might give volunteers or their doctors 30 years of payments if they said the experimental drug made them sick.
At least some licence payers will be able to honestly say that RTE really made them sick.
In 1986, the health institutes began an aggressive breeding program that doubled the laboratory chimp population, only to find that although the apes could contract the AIDS virus, it rarely made them sick.
In one noteworthy case, 26 flight attendants employed by Alaska Airlines sued that carrier, claiming that noxious fumes in aircraft cabins had made them sick.
They'd crammed for biology until amoebas made them sick.
For decades, health officials have reported outbreaks of illness among students throughout the world that have been served school lunches and snacks that made them sick.
Cases of food poisoning are difficult to track because often victims don't know what made them sick, officials say.
The first week of class, I had two kids just throw up because the heat made them sick.
Hold the Jell-O: People whose unhealthy eating lands them in the hospital may be served the same kind of food that made them sick in the first place.
Like Gulf War veterans in the United States, soldiers here have long complained that their government has no interest in determining the cause of their health problems, and several said they had no confidence that there would ever be an honest evaluation of whether chemical or biological weapons had made them sick.