be sick

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Verb[edit]

be sick

  1. Used other than as an idiom: be sick.
    I am sick today, so can't come to work.
  2. (informal) to vomit
    The dog's been sick all over the carpet.
    • 2011 December 14, Steven Morris, “Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave”, Guardian:
      The court was told Robins had asked if she could use the oven to heat some baby food for her child. Knutton heard a loud popping noise "like a crisp packet being popped" coming from the kitchen followed by a "screeching" noise. When she saw what had happened to the kitten she was sick in the sink.