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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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned yesterday that the United States needs to beef up its defenses against cyber attacks or risk suffering an attack that's the equivalent of 9/11.
A WONDERFUL compliment passed the lips of Patrick Vieira this week which should please Stoke fans sick of being told their team is uglier than Andrew Lloyd Webber suffering an attack of facial herpes: "There are no teams like Stoke in Italy," said Vieira.
MORE than 500,000 people with mild asthma are suffering an attack almost every day despite the fact their condition should be under control.
CARR Mill Dam is suffering an attack of blue-green algae and so St Helens Angling Association have cancelled all matches and advise pleasure fishermen to stay away.
For the price of a Lottery ticket, the procedure would enable doctors to predict the risk of patients suffering an attack.
A survey by the British Chest Foundation NI found a third of women in the region wouldn't recognise they are suffering an attack.