an attack of (some illness)(redirected from an attack of)
an attack of (some illness)
A sudden or acute onset of (an illness). I went to bed early last night after an attack of indigestion.
(of an illness) a bout of some sickness; an instance or acute case of some disease. (*Typically: have ~; produce ~; suffer ~.) Mr. Hodder had an attack of stomach upset that forced him to stay at home.
See also: attack