suffer an attack of (some illness)

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suffer an attack of (some illness)

To be stricken by a sudden or acute onset of some kind of illness or its symptoms. I went to bed early last night after suffering a severe attack of indigestion. He suffered an asthma attack halfway through the hike.
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suffer an attack

 (of an illness)
1. Go to an attack (of an illness).
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One in five companies that took part in a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said they had suffered an attack in the two years to January.
Earlier at dawn in San Fabian town, 66-year-old Sonny Zamora was found dead in his pedicab along Golea Street, but one of his relatives said he had a heart ailment and may have suffered an attack.
They further claimed that she suffered an attack, fell down on the ground in her washroom and received critical head injury which led to her immediate death.
What a terrible ordeal it must have been for the ladies and their pets to have suffered an attack once again by one of these dangerous dogs,.
A WOMAN who suffered an attack of vertigo on Snowdon had to be rescued by helicopter yesterday.
The latter led by a set and 5-2 at one stage, just as world No1 Maria Sharapova had done in the last 16 against Safina, but suffered an attack of the jitters and failed to close out the match.
During the 27-mile ambulance ride to Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital Derek suffered an attack every minute and was revived again and again with a defibrillator.
He hasn't suffered an attack since it was fitted and is making the most at his second shot at life.
He is also believed to have suffered an attack of colic the following day and been taken to the Troytown veterinary hospital in Kildare.
Not all the patients took part in the games themselves--three suffered an attack while someone else was playing.
Detectives will investigate if the person was washed up on the sands after drowning or had suffered an attack.
TWO stolen tortoises have been returned to a Merseyside zoo after a thief suffered an attack of conscience.
It had been thought earlier this week that the five-year-old had suffered an attack of colic and he was operated on relieve a blockage of the small intestine.