One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Cause someone to vomit or feel nauseous or unwell.‘sherry makes me sick and so do cigars’
- ‘The smell made Eric sick, increasing the urge to vomit up his unfinished meal.’
- ‘It wasn't that he was afraid of blood, on the contrary, but too much blood, exposed organs, and raw flesh with that nauseous stench could already make him sick.’
- 1.1 Cause someone to feel intense annoyance or disgust.‘you're so damned self-righteous you make me sick!’
- ‘Some patients died during aversion therapy after choking on their own vomit when therapists utilised disgusting sexual imagery to make them sick.’
- ‘This is disgusting, makes me sick to my stomach.’
- ‘She bit her lip and clenched her fists tightly, trying to chase away the memories and the sensations that made her sick with shame and disgust.’
- ‘It was making her sick and disgusted just looking at them.’
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