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    Default pul over/wasehd up/sicken/bicker/get into a jam/get high

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Mom, pull over. Tell him the truth.
    “pull over” is the phrasal verb you use to describe the act of slowing down and stopping a car on the side of the road (in the present case “ wait for a while”)

    Then on the next day, my keeper found her washed up on the shore.
    He kissed her cold face, that they'd be together soon he'd swore.
    wash up = be carried somewhere by water or current or waves ( bring about the end or ruin of; finish)

    Raise this strength, and sicken that to death.
    It was sickening to watch them bicker constantly.
    It sickened me to watch him drink himself to death.
    sicken = to offend the senses or feelings of

    The two children were always bickering about who should ride the bicycle.
    to bicker = to engage in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel; squabble (bicker connotes sharp, persistent, bad-tempered exchange)

    If you get into a jam , you can call me.
    get into a jam = get into a difficult situation

    You want to get high ?
    get high = take something that causes pleasure or excitement (for example drug) = take or cause to take a mind-altering drug

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regard,

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    Default Re: pul over/wasehd up/sicken/bicker/get into a jam/get high

    Looks right, except "sicken that to death" which I can't understand.

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    Default Re: pul over/wasehd up/sicken/bicker/get into a jam/get high

    Hi konungursvia,

    Here are a few connotations of “sicken” to facilitate your understanding the written in my original post.

    She's not usually in such low spirits, perhaps she's sickening for a fever.
    The judges that sat upon the jail, and those that attended, sickened upon it and died.
    sicken = to become sick; to fall into disease

    There is a fetid odor that sickened the workers.
    Mine eyes did sicken at the sight.
    Why being a nice guy almost sickens women to death!
    sicken = to be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.

    The toiling pleasure sickens into pain.
    sicken = to become disgusting or tedious
    All pleasures sicken, and all glories sink.
    Don't show me your wound, I sicken at the sight of blood.
    I sicken at the sight of blood = I become disgusted with … = I have an aversion for…..

    “sicken that to dead”
    sicken = get fed up with = sick to dead of everything

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    Default Re: pul over/wasehd up/sicken/bicker/get into a jam/get high

    Thanks, I knew that word. You wrote, "Raise this strength, and sicken that to death." I was politely pointing out this was non-sensical.

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    Default Re: pul over/wasehd up/sicken/bicker/get into a jam/get high

    Hi konungursvia,

    Thank you for your polite modification of your primary statement.

    In illustration of my words I quote it bellow:

    “Looks right, except "sicken that to death" which I can't understand.”

    Now you speak about the whole sentence. In accordance with your posts there is a little to choose between a phrase and a sentence.

    The “ill-starred “ sentence in my original post descends from the famous Webster. Probably you have to look for an inner significance of the words like raise, strength, faith, life and death.

    Sicken Sick"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sickened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sickening}.] 1. To make sick; to disease. [1913 Webster]
    Raise this strength, and sicken that to death. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

    Under the present circumstances I was left with the impression that my previous post inconvenienced your honorable person. I beg yours pardon.

    Regards,

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    Last edited by vil; 19-Sep-2009 at 17:29.

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    Default Re: pul over/wasehd up/sicken/bicker/get into a jam/get high

    Hey, that's pretty funny. But I still see no meaning in the sentence. I don't understand it, and it's not the word sicken. I just don't see what "that" is referring to.

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