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give (one) a heart attack
1. To cause one to experience a sudden disruption in the heart's normal functioning, as due to an obstructed coronary artery. Can his medical condition actually give him a heart attack? I'm worried that the amount of stress she's been under is going to give her a heart attack one of these days.
2. By extension, a particularly frightening, jarring, or anxious experience. The sight of that car coming at me almost gave me a heart attack. Josh just about gave me a heart attack when he jumped out of the closet.
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