make one sick
Disgust one, as in Your constant complaining makes me sick. This expression transfers the sensations of physical illness to strong negative sentiments. [c. 1800]
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offend, bore, irritate, alienate, disturb, displease, revolt, bother, shock, upset, insult, nauseate, irk, outrage, sicken, disenchant, discompose, unsettle, undo, unbalance
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