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To be or become sick or unwell. I heard your sister has taken sick recently. I hope that it isn't anything too serious.
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take sickand take ill
to become ill. I took sick with a bad cold last week. I hope I don't take ill before final exams.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Chiefly Southern US To become ill.
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