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Become disgusted, as in
We got sick as we learned how much money was wasted
I get sick when I hear about his debts
make one sick
get sick to one's stomach
. Become nauseated, vomit, as in
If you eat any more candy you'll get sick
Sick to her stomach every morning? She must be pregnant
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get over something
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get someone where the hair is short
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