How is "I'm sick of something" grammatically correct?
The "of" operator seems to denote ownership. The capital of america is DC.
So how does "sick of" or something similar work?
Certainly, when of is used in a phrase connecting two nouns, then its function is one that could very loosely be called ownership: the capital of America, the end of the day, a bunch of roses.
But of is also one of the prepositions that follow adjectives. There are some patterns that may be useful to learn. For example, we generally use of with evaluative adjectives:
But most adjective + of combinations are idiomatic. In other words, the combination has to be learned as a single chunk since there is no predictability in which preposition is needed. For example, these two phrases have roughly similar meanings but different prepositions: fond of - keen on.
Some other idiomatic adjective + of combinations are: proud of, sure of, afraid of, aware of, capable of.
The cause of your being 'sick' is the 'something'.
Incidentally, being 'sick of' is an idiomatic/ informal expression explained in the same dictionary.