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sick

1. inclined or likely to vomit
2. 
a. suffering from ill health
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
3. 
a. of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell
b. (in combination): sickbed
4. deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness
5. mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
6. an informal word for vomit
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Appealing for help, her mother Mary said: "The whole family is worried sick about Tracy.
She's probably worried sick about paying the bills and, though she knows the redundancy is not your fault, resents being the sole breadwinner.
MACMILLAN carried out their Worried Sick report by interviewing 1,751 people between December, 2005, and February, 2006.
The shortage of needed vaccine could make last year's flu outbreak seem mild and that likely has employers across the country worried sick about the possible impact on their productivity, according to John Challenger, chief executive officer of the global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
At the same time, Molly, who is Patrick's 16-year-old sister, is back in Boston at high school, trying to keep her life going all the while worried sick about Patrick.
My daughter went through a difficult anorexic stage this year that had me worried sick.
Perhaps he saw him many years in the future: worried sick about his investments in cedars of Lebanon lumber; disappointed with his new, lavish summer home on the Dead Sea; anxious about the fortune he's hidden over in no-tax Samaria, reluctant even to pick up a stray denarius off the street lest he lose his financial focus; and dreading the day when he'll have to leave his hard-won accumulation to a raft of ungrateful relatives who never really knew him because he didn't have the time.
There are many people who will be worried sick about their future as they absorb the news this morning.
Unison spokesman Ian Titherington said: "It is a very difficult time for our members, who are worried sick about the changes, but we appreciate the efforts the council are making to avoid compulsory redundancies and a reduction in services.
POBOL Y CWM She's worried sick of what could happen to her if Judith's associates get hold of her again and there's no sign of police protection.