fall sick


: to become ill
Dozens of workers fell sick from exposure to the fumes.

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, those with TB disease fall sick often have symptoms including chest pain, coughing up blood, fatigue, weakness, fever, chills, sweating, lack of appetite and weight loss, the CDC said. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 8 May 2024 Migrants often fall sick after being stuck in close quarters, airline workers said, and some seem fragile. Annie Correal Federico Rios, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Topsy was the first of the eight Andamanese to fall sick. Adam Goodheart, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Sep. 2023 And when an outbreak hits a federal prison, the number of prisoners who fall sick is staggering. Jed S. Rakoff, The New York Review of Books, 2 July 2020 The problem is, people fall sick asynchronously and get boosted on their own schedules, so the timing varies for everyone. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 9 Dec. 2022 Already, hospitals are becoming crippled as hundreds of health workers fall sick with the variant. Aniruddha Ghosal, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Jan. 2022 Further, the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union in New Jersey asserted the lack of proper protective gear, inadequate training and lax government enforcement of safety requirements caused hundreds of front-line health workers to fall sick with coronavirus infection. David Robinson, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2020 Betty Rivera was the first in her household to fall sick, early last month. New York Times, 23 Jan. 2021

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“Fall sick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20sick. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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