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take sick

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 sick

 and take ill
to become ill. I took sick with a bad cold last week. I hope I don't take ill before final exams.
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take sick

Chiefly Southern US To become ill.
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Anyone responsible for taking sick, elderly or injured people to and from hospital needs to have sound medical knowledge, patient handling training and advanced driving skills.
It was suggested to Mr Aylott that he was the cause of colleague Valerie Milford taking sick leave and he was asked if he had suggested Ms Milford be sacked when she confessed she did not trust him.
The victims - who were rescued by five other warders wielding batons - were given medical attention before taking sick leave.
Northwest sees high level of sick leave among attendants: Northwest Airlines says an unusually high number of flight attendants are taking sick leave.
Initial comparisons revealed that depressive symptoms were associated with young people's age, race, gender, school grades, substance use, sexual activity and contraceptive use, pregnancy experience, and reported frequency of fighting and taking sick days.
NUT Cymru is right to highlight that while teachers are already under significant pressure, "no-notice inspections" will compound the problem and increase the likelihood of teachers taking sick leave from stress ("Union warns of teacher stress levels", Echo, March 24).
SIR - NUT Cymru is right to highlight the fact that while teachers are already under significant pressure, "no-notice inspections" will compound the problem and increase the likelihood of teachers taking sick leave from stress ("Teacher stress big issue, says NUT Cymru", March 13).
By week 32, 63 percent of the women were taking sick leave.
The woman, who cannot be named because of confidentiality clauses, worked as a translator at the A-list couple's Chateau Miraval in the village of Brignol, but was allegedly fired by a manager after taking sick leave.
Meanwhile, midwives who are in work are increasingly overstretched and taking sick leave caused by stress.
It said not enough attention had been paid to the problem of staff taking sick leave, and the knock-on effect this would have when key workers, such as supermarket drivers, failed to make vital deliveries.
The committee said not enough attention had been paid to the problem of staff taking sick leave, and the knock-on effect that this would have when key workers, such as supermarket drivers, failed to make vital deliveries.
The committee said not enough attention had been paid to the problem of staff taking sick leave and the knock-on effect this would have when key workers, such as supermarket drivers, failed to make vital deliveries.
Younger staff are viewed as the main culprits for taking sick leave and are seen as less loyal to an organisation.