sick

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Inflections of 'sick' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
sicker
adj comparative
sickest
adj superlative
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sick

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. sick [people, children, patients, babies]
  2. get sick (all the time)
  3. [he, my co-worker, the boss] is off sick
  4. she called in sick
  5. have been sick for [weeks]
  6. sick from [eating, drinking] too much
  7. sick with [cancer, fear, worry, a fever]
  8. [take, is on] sick leave
  9. have no more sick leave (left)
  10. am sick and tired of [hearing, seeing, being]
  11. am sick of this [nonsense, mess]
  12. am sick to death of
  13. sick (to death) of [school, this movie]
  14. UK: I'm sick to the back teeth [of, with]
  15. makes me sick to [think, see, hear]
  16. makes me sick to [the, my] stomach
  17. makes my stomach sick to [think]
  18. you (people) make me sick
  19. is sick and [twisted, wounded, dying, injured]
  20. the [ride, flight, sight] made me feel sick
  21. I think [the dog is, I'm] going to be sick
  22. well, that's just sick
  23. slang: that's sick!
  24. slang: a sick [album, video, beat]
  25. slang: sick [shoes, hair], man!
n
  1. [care, benefits, aids, treatment, services] for the sick
  2. [medical, psychological] treatment for the sick
  3. the sick need [medical] care
  4. the sick and the [needy, poor, disadvantaged]
  5. the sick and dying
  6. [clean up, remove, wipe up] sick
  7. there was sick on the [carpet, bags, floor]
  8. there was sick all over the [carpet]
n as adj
  1. a sick bag
v
  1. sick [him, 'em]!
  2. sick the [dogs, hounds] on him
  3. sicked the [gang, hitmen] on the [store, businessman]
  4. UK: sicked up [on the sofa, all over the carpet]
  5. US: threw up [on the sofa]
  6. UK: sicked it (back) up (again)
additional examples
  1. sick [him, 'em]!
  2. [care, benefits, aids, treatment, services] for the sick
  3. a sick bag
  4. sick [people, children, patients, babies]
  5. sick the [dogs, hounds] on him
  6. [medical, psychological] treatment for the sick
  7. get sick (all the time)
  8. sicked the [gang, hitmen] on the [store, businessman]
  9. the sick need [medical] care
  10. [he, my co-worker, the boss] is off sick
  11. UK: sicked up [on the sofa, all over the carpet]
  12. the sick and the [needy, poor, disadvantaged]
  13. she called in sick
  14. US: threw up [on the sofa]
  15. the sick and dying
  16. have been sick for [weeks]
  17. UK: sicked it (back) up (again)
  18. [clean up, remove, wipe up] sick
  19. sick from [eating, drinking] too much
  20. there was sick on the [carpet, bags, floor]
  21. sick with [cancer, fear, worry, a fever]
  22. there was sick all over the [carpet]
  23. [take, is on] sick leave
  24. have no more sick leave (left)
  25. am sick and tired of [hearing, seeing, being]
  26. am sick of this [nonsense, mess]
  27. am sick to death of
  28. sick (to death) of [school, this movie]
  29. UK: I'm sick to the back teeth [of, with]
  30. makes me sick to [think, see, hear]
  31. makes me sick to [the, my] stomach
  32. makes my stomach sick to [think]
  33. you (people) make me sick
  34. I always get [travel, sea] -sick
  35. is sick and [twisted, wounded, dying, injured]
  36. the [ride, flight, sight] made me feel sick
  37. I think [the dog is, I'm] going to be sick
  38. well, that's just sick
  39. slang: that's sick!
  40. slang: a sick [album, video, beat]
  41. slang: sick [shoes, hair], man!
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