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sic 1(sĭk, sēk)
Thus; so. Used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing an error or unconventional spelling, has been retained in its original form or written intentionally.
sic 2also sick (sĭk)
tr.v. sicced, sic·cing, sics also sicked or sick·ing or sicks
1. To set upon; attack.
2. To urge or incite to hostile action; set: sicced the dogs on the intruders.
[Dialectal variant of seek.]
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) 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
vb (tr) , sics, sicking or sicked
1. to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
2. to urge (a dog) to attack
[C19: dialect variant of seek]
a Scot word for such
v.t. sicked sicced (sikt), sick•ing sic•cing.
1. to attack (used esp. in commanding a dog): Sic 'em!
2. to incite to attack (usu. fol. by on).
[1835–45; variant of seek]
adj. Chiefly Scot.
sic(sik; Eng. sɪk)
so; thus: usu. placed within brackets to denote that a wording has been written intentionally or has been quoted verbatim: He signed his name as e. e. cummings
Past participle: sicked
A Latin word meaning thus, used in texts to show that something is quoted exactly from the original.
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|Verb||1.||sic - urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"|
|Adv.||1.||sic - intentionally so written (used after a printed word or phrase)|