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produce an attack (of some illness)

To trigger a sudden or acute onset of some illness or its symptoms. All of the dust in the air produced an attack of asthma. After living with epilepsy for so long, I've learned to recognize what will produce an attack.
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produce for

1. To make or create something for some person, group, company, etc. I've produced a number of art pieces for them over the years. We produced new website for the local library.
2. To make or create something for a particular purpose or occasion. They've asked me to produce a new play for the upcoming fringe festival. Our company produces safety equipment for companies all over Europe.
3. To present something to someone; to bring something out in order to give it to someone. He produced a rose for me on our very first date. Sarah produced a huge dossier for me less than an hour after I asked her for the report.
4. To present or bring out something for a particular purpose or thing. She reached into her bag and produced a brand new CPU for the motherboard. Halfway through the presentation, Bill produced printouts of the sales charts so everyone could follow along.
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produce (something) from (something)

1. To bring something out of something and present it. She produced a brand new CPU from the bag and handed it to Matt. Dad produced one last present from behind his back for my birthday.
2. To create or fabricate something out of some other items or materials. The artist produces amazing collages from pieces of promotional materials that are discarded by local theaters around the city. Tom produced an exceptionally good meal just from the vegetables he grows in his garden.
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produce an attack

(of an illness) Go to an attack (of an illness).
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produce something for something

 
1. to make something for some purpose. This production line produces brackets for the installation of the circuit boards in the next production line. We produce the seats for the trucks that they assemble on the other side of town.
2. to bring something out for some purpose. Lee quickly produced a penknife for cutting the string on the package. Ruth can always produce the right tool for the job.
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produce something from something

to create something from something; to make something out of something. We are able to produce a high-quality writing paper from the scraps we trim off the edges of the books as we bind them. Jane produces an excellent jelly from the grapes she grows in her backyard.
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come up with/deliver/produce the ˈgoods

(informal) do what you are expected or have promised to do: You can depend on him to come up with the goods. If he says he’ll do something, he always does it.
See also: come, deliver, good, produce, up
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Whether responding to or serving subpoenas, insurance companies should be alert to the impact that the changes to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will have on the obligations of nonparties to produce electronically stored information.
Current diecast car manufacturers produce replicas of vehicles produced in major automotive plants today, such as the Ford Mustang GT concept car or Chevrolet Silverado truck.
The production of fresh produce is much more centralized than it used to be, and [produce] gets distributed very widely and rapidly.
Engineered capacity is the volume of steel a mill could produce if optimal conditions are met year-round.
He says one of these devices could produce enough extra energy to power 900 homes by treating the wastes from a single large food processing plant.
elastica both produce their rubber in the form of rubber particles in laticifers, a complex anastomasized cell system that forms pipes, which can then be tapped allowing latex to bleed out.
Mark Wayne Holden, aged 26, of Bushberry Avenue, Tile Hill North, Coventry, driving with an incorrect licence, failing to produce a licence, using a vehicle without insurance, failing to produce a certificate of insurance, using a vehicle without a test certificate and failing to produce a test certificate, fined pounds 350.
Subsequently, Kirin and Hematech have progressed to developing cows that can efficiently produce human antibodies.
The energy detector produced an energy signal that was analyzed by a charge-integrating analog-to-digital converter (QDC) and a timing signal used to produce an event trigger.
Now, seven resourceful sugar cane processors in Honduras are working to produce at least some of that energy from sugar cane waste.
Dulcinea Farms, a partnership between Syngenta and Tanimura & Antle, began in 2003 with the philosophy to develop products that meet the needs of the consumer--a product with the size, shape, color and taste that provides "the ultimate produce eating experience.
According to an MIT study published last year, even aggressive research is unlikely to put a viable hydrogen car on the road during the next two decades--and wouldn't even necessarily produce less carbon than today's hybrid automobiles.
These universities produce highly qualified people to operate and manage pulp and paper mills and the supplier companies that service them.
WNC's premier BioIntensive "Mini-Farm" specializing in authentic heirloom/heritage gourmet produce, berries, and culinary herbs from the South and around the world.