be sick

idiom

: to vomit
I was sick several times after eating the clams.
The last time I ate oysters, I was violently sick.
Stop the car—I'm going to be sick.

Examples of be sick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of them might be sick of the Iraq war or suffered from globalization. Peter Baker, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Suffice to say January is not the month to be sick. Lz Granderson, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 Despite Michigan’s thrilling Rose Bowl win, Jim Harbaugh must be sick of coaching college football. J. Brady McCollough, Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2024 The week’s biggest stories Health Everyone in California seems to be sick with respiratory illness. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2023 California Everyone in California seems to be sick with respiratory illness. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2023 Munchausen syndrome, also known as factitious disorder, is a chronic mental health disorder where individuals pretend to be sick by lying or exaggerating their symptoms. Donna Sarkar, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Thinking that the creature may be sick or injured, the resident rang SFACC and Mullen, who was already in the area, was dispatched to the call. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 An overly sleepy or fussy baby could be sick, while one that seems constantly hungry could be trying harder to feed themselves due to incorrectly sized nipples on their bottles or a low milk supply. Elizabeth Florio, Parents, 24 Oct. 2023

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“Be sick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20sick. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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