sick at heart

Definition of sick at heart

:very sad and upset
  • The idea of children suffering from hunger made him sick at heart.

Word by Word Definitions

sick play
  1. : affected with disease or ill health : ailing

  2. : of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness

  3. : queasy, nauseated

  1. : vomit

heart play
  1. : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

  2. : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart


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