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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They say they're 'optimistic' about fixing the problem, but Mr Owen says the inconvenience of not being able to use his own toilet is making him sick, and that he's having to go to neighbours' houses if he wants to use the loo.
I have been told that our stomach is only the size of our fist, so I wonder how all that can fit in it without making him sick I am really angry because that huge burger could have fed a lot of the starving children in Africa.