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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"We have to be sure that we are not doing something that makes them sick," says Ellyin.
A group known as The Pure Food Campaign called rBST "crack for cows," claiming that "it revs their system and forces them to produce a lot more milk, but also makes them sick." Some rBST-treated cows suffer an increased number of udder infections, "because their udders get bloated with all that milk," says group member Jill Cashen.