fall ill

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fall ill (third-person singular simple present falls ill, present participle falling ill, simple past fell ill, past participle fallen ill)

  1. To become ill, to get sick, to sicken.
    Synonyms: fall sick, take ill, take sick, be taken ill, be taken sick, be taken bad
    • 2019 April 25, Samanth Subramanian, “Hand dryers v paper towels: the surprisingly dirty fight for the right to dry your hands”, in The Guardian[1]:
      We come into contact with germ-infested surfaces all day, every day, but we don’t keep falling catastrophically ill.