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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Even the innovators' school Kajire, about 15km south of Voi town, suffers attacks. A few years ago, the school was shut down due to jumbo raids, which resulted in low student enrolment.
The former social worker has been left crippled by Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) and regularly suffers attacks which means her muscles tear and expand, making her swell by up to four inches.
Dawne, who suffers attacks every day and can no longer work because of her condition, says she first noticed Rolo's remarkable talent after a neighbour noticed she would sit and stare at her before an attack.
Taylor Swift, 25, might feature on the Forbes list of World's Most Powerful Women but she still suffers attacks of self-doubt and anxiety.
Callum McGilligan, nine, suffers attacks, and his family say he is living with a "ticking timebomb".
The shooting was a relatively rare incident of violence in southern Iraq, which still suffers attacks but on a markedly lower scale than Baghdad and northern and western Iraq.
Bachmann suffers attacks on average once a week and can be put out of action for days at a time, the advisers said.
--Iraq Still Suffers Attacks against Key Installations
Mum-of-two Alison Welshman, 37, of Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, suffers attacks up to seven times a day.
Today he suffers attacks of breathlessness from walking 50 yards or talking on the phone - his wife of 49 years, Glenys, 71, will only allow him to do certain things, including washing the dishes.