Definition of heart attack in English:

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heart attack

Pronunciation: /ˈhärd əˌtak/


A sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle.
Example sentences
  • This helps to slow the progression of coronary heart disease and makes a heart attack less likely.
  • Being sedentary increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke by the same amount as smoking.
  • While at home he became ill and eventually died alone after a heart attack.


heart attack on a plate

informal An especially unhealthy meal, typically one that is high in saturated fat: a heart attack on a plate made with four beef patties and 20 slices of bacon
More example sentences
  • Most things on this menu are like a heart attack on a plate.
  • I mean I love meat, but I didn't want to have a heart attack on a plate!
  • If you want to eat a "heart attack on a plate", this restaurant is for you.
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