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Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end
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Etymology 1

Old English sēoc

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Adjective

sick (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
sick

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. In poor health
  2. (colloquial) Mentally unstable, disturbed.
  3. (colloquial) In bad taste.
    That's a sick joke.
  4. Having an urge to vomit.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Very good, excellent, awesome.
    This tune is sick.
  6. In poor condition
    (sick building syndrome; my car is looking pretty sick; my job prospects are pretty sick)
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Noun

the sick (collective noun)

  1. Those people as a group who are sick.
    We have to cure the sick.
  2. (colloquial) vomit.
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Etymology 2

Verb

Infinitive
to sick

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Alternative spelling of sic.
    • 1938, Eugene Gay-Tifft, translator, The Saga of Frank Dover by Johannes Buchholtz, 2005 Kessinger Publishing edition, ISBN 141915222X, page 125,
      When we were at work swabbing the deck, necessarily barelegged, Pelle would sick the dog on us; and it was an endless source of pleasure to him when the dog succeeded in fastening its teeth in our legs and making the blood run down our ankles.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 154,
      "...is just something God sicks on people who have the gall to accuse Him of having created an ugly world."
    • 2001 (publication date), Anna Heilman, Never Far Away: The Auschwitz Chronicles of Anna Heilman, University of Calgary Press, ISBN 1552380408, page 82,
      Now they find a new entertainment: they sick the dog on us.

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