take cold

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take cold

To become ill with the common cold. I hate going to the doctor's office—I always seem to take cold after being around all those germs!
See also: cold, take
References in classic literature ?
Nine are living and have grown up to be very respectable hens; but one took cold at Ozma's birthday party and died of the pip, and the other two turned out to be horrid roosters, so I had to change their names from Dorothy to Daniel.
"He was acting, but forgot to take the precaution to have a change of linen ready after the performance," said the coadjutor, "so he took cold and is about to die."
From her saddlebags she took cold food and from her canteen a swallow of water.
The month before her Channel swim, she took cold showers after her 3- to 4-hour workouts.
Suddenly the girl who juggled two jobs and evening language classes, took cold showers and exercised by the open window each morning finds it hard to get out of bed at all.
Judge Lord Mulholland told the gunman: "You took cold feet and didn't go through with whatever was on your mind."
He hated being in the shadow of Churchill in London during the war and took cold revenge in the 1960s by saying Non to Britain twice.
She took cold construction of glass at the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) in New York in 2015.
So I took cold drinks every time because I knew that I could count on you for warmth, for home.
High-profile bosses like Roberto Mancini, Rafa Benitez, Mark Hughes and Roberto Di Matteo also took cold steel this season, so Pardew is living in the land of the privileged!
Both took cold showers and their mouths were washed out with soap and water if they swore.
Royal at least took cold comfort, for with Shesan out for 10 minutes no one would get another cracking hand off like he dished out at Bogambara 2 weeks before.
MANY thousands of Bosnian Muslims trapped in the besieged town of Srebrenica - some of them for 11 months - took cold comfort from the UN's declaration this day in 1993 that they were in a 'safe haven'.
Everyone took cold daily showers and lived on fruit and vegetables, often consumed raw.