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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Face the front with your smile obsession, You still won't confront the causation depression, The tapestry is warped as the loom is oppression, Making us sick because tradition is compression.
Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food is Making Us Sick, David Waltner-Toews, Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2008,256 pages.
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Financial gurus warn that the credit crunch is making us sick, with people buying less healthy food - but in fact veggie options are cheaper.
Now there's 24-hour news, they've got YouTube, mobile phones, they can see the conditions their sons are living in and that is making us fearful, news obsessed, it's making us sick basically as a society.