verb (used with object), sicked or sicced
[sikt] /sɪkt/ (Show IPA), sicking or siccing.
to attack (used especially in commanding a dog):
to incite to attack (usually followed by on).
verb (used with object)
so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable reading is what was actually written or printed
verb (transitive) sics, sicking, sicked
to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
to urge (a dog) to attack
a Scot word for such
inclined or likely to vomit
suffering from ill health
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the sick
of, relating to, or used by people who are unwell: sick benefits
(in combination): sickroom
deeply affected with a mental or spiritual feeling akin to physical sickness: sick at heart
mentally, psychologically, or spiritually disturbed
(informal) delighting in or catering for the macabre or sadistic; morbid: sick humour
(often foll by of) (informal) Also sick and tired. disgusted or weary, esp because satiated: I am sick of his everlasting laughter
(often foll by for) weary with longing; pining: I am sick for my own country
pallid or sickly
not in working order
(of land) unfit for the adequate production of certain crops
(slang) look sick, to be outclassed
an informal word for vomit
a variant spelling of sic2
adj. sick·er, sick·est
Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
Of or for sick persons.
Mentally ill or disturbed.
Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”
standard industry classification
adjective 1. somewhat sick or ill. 2. somewhat sickening or nauseating.
- Sick joke
sick him An anecdote intended to be humorous but actually in very bad taste, as in His stories turn out to be sick jokes about people who are handicapped in some way. [ ; mid-1900s ]
noun 1. an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle. 2. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. a group of stars in the constellation Leo, likened to this implement in formation. noun 1. an implement for cutting grass, corn, etc, having a curved blade and a short […]
noun 1. leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness. noun 1. leave of absence from work through illness sick leave n. Paid absence from work allowed an employee because of sickness.