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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He recognized sacrifices of workers and leaders of the political parties who suffered attacks of militants and observed, "Despite all challenges we have to proceed ahead.
The 24-year-old Doctor Who star suffered attacks of nerves in the run-up to her opening night in Treats last week.
In the past he had suffered attacks of severe abdominal pain which led to nausea, vomiting and weight loss and he had a history of lung problems.
FOR almost a year, I've suffered attacks of giddiness and hardly go out as I can't walk straight for long without losing my balance.
In 1388 Charles VI dismissed his uncle and look charge himself, but from 1392 he suffered attacks of homicidal mania and fits in which he would howl like a wolf or insist that he was made of glass.
The victims - all aged two or under - suffered attacks of vomiting and diarrhoea.