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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.
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.
Prince Charles was said to have hated the tough regime of the school near Elgin, Moray, where pupils took cold showers and exercise before breakfast.
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.
Chervenkova said she took cold comfort from his death, insisting that justice had not been served.
Before the 1st Platoon's arrival, the units at PB Murray and the other surrounding PBs took cold showers with bottles of water or engineered makeshift shower sites with privately owned Sun Shower bags.