- very near death
The sales manager was at death's door after having a heart attack.
- to be physically healthy again
My mother is back on her feet after being sick for two weeks.
- to lose consciousness, to faint, to pass out
The football player blacked out after being hit by the other player.
- to begin showing a rash or other skin disorder
I broke out in a terrible rash after eating the raw shrimp at the restaurant.
- to die
The man breathed his last after a long illness.
- to restore someone to health or consciousness, to cure someone
The medical workers were able to bring the man around after the accident.
- to restore someone to consciousness from sleep/anesthesia/hypnosis/fainting
We tried hard to bring the woman to after the car accident.
- to get a cold
I caught a bad cold last week and had to miss three weeks of work.
- to become very ill (with a cold/flu etc.)
The little boy was told to be careful in the rain or he would catch his death of cold.
- an examination of a patient by a doctor
I went to have my annual check-up last week.
- a report or certificate that a person or animal is healthy
The doctor gave me a clean bill of health when I visited him last month.
- to become sick with something, to catch something
My niece came down with a bad cold and was unable to visit me last week.
- a psychoanalyst who puts his patients on a couch
The man was sent to see a couch doctor because of his his problems at work.
- the same treatment that one gives to others (usually a negative meaning)
Our boss got a taste of his own medicine when people began to treat him badly like he treats others.
- to make someone bleed, to get blood from someone
The doctor decided to draw blood from the patient to check his blood sugar level.
- to become sick or ill
The man fell ill last winter and has not recovered yet.
- to feel very healthy
I have been feeling on top of the world since I quit my job.
- to begin again suddenly (an illness or a disease)
My mother's skin problem flared up when she started to use the new laundry soap.
- a sudden worsening of a health condition
My father's arthritus flares up every winter.
- to be operated on in surgery
The woman went under the knife at the hospital last evening.
- to give public notice of the opening of a doctor's office etc.
The doctor decided to hang out his shingle as soon as he finished medical school.
- to get a medical check-up
Our company sent all the employees to have a physical last week.
- a psychiatrist
The man went to see a head shrinker after his recent problems at work.
- exactly what is needed or wanted
A nice hot bath was just what the doctor ordered after the long day at work.
- to be in good health
My uncle looked the picture of health when I saw him last week.
- healing, becoming better
My grandfather is on the mend after he broke his leg last week.
- to be unconscious, to be in a faint
When the patient entered the operating room he was out cold because of the anesthesia.
- to be recovering from an illness
My brother is over the worst since his skiing accident last month.
- to recover from a serious illness
The car accident was very bad and I do not think that the driver will pull through.
- to have a higher than normal body temperature
The little boy is running a temperature and should stay in bed all day.
- to be in poor condition
My father worked very hard last month and has become run down.
- to do some medical tests on a patient
The doctor decided to run some tests on the patient.
- a severe headache
I have been suffering from a splitting headache all morning.
- to become sicker
My aunt took a turn for the worse last week and she is still in the hospital.
- to measure someone's body temperature
The nurse took my temperature when I went to the hospital yesterday.
- to vomit
The woman threw up several times after eating the bad shellfish.
- to be not feeling well
My boss has been under the weather all week and has not come to work during that time.