sick

1
[ sik ]
/ sɪk /

adjective, sick·er, sick·est.

noun

(used with a plural verb) sick persons collectively (usually preceded by the).

Idioms for sick

Origin of sick

1
before 900; Middle English sik, sek, Old English sēoc; cognate with Dutch ziek, German siech, Old Norse sjūkr, Gothic siuks

SYNONYMS FOR sick

2 nauseous, nauseated.

ANTONYMS FOR sick

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British Dictionary definitions for call in sick (1 of 2)

sick1
/ (sɪk) /

adjective

noun, verb

an informal word for vomit
See also sick-out

Derived forms of sick

sickish, adjective

Word Origin for sick

Old English sēoc; related to Old Norse skjūkr, Gothic siuks, Old High German sioh

British Dictionary definitions for call in sick (2 of 2)

sick2
/ (sɪk) /

verb

a variant spelling of sic 2
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Medical definitions for call in sick

sick
[ sĭk ]

adj.

Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Nauseated.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
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Idioms and Phrases with call in sick (1 of 2)

call in sick

Telephone one's employer or school that one is ill and cannot come to work or attend. For example, Ben called in sick and told his boss he would miss the meeting. [Mid-1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with call in sick (2 of 2)

sick

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