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heart attack Line breaks: heart at¦tack

Definition of heart attack in English:


1A sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, typically resulting in the death of part of a heart muscle and sometimes fatal: he died of a heart attack
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  • 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.
1.1 humorous Used in reference to a reaction of shock or great surprise: OMG, I had a heart attack when he said White Sox! you nearly gave me a heart attack - I didn’t see you there!
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  • I know all the range control geeks are going to have a heart attack when you make this suggestion.
  • Don't have the ringer volume on your phone unnecessarily turned up to full so that the person sitting next to you has a heart attack when it rings.
  • I didn't want her to come back in the middle of the night, open the door and have a heart attack when she saw me.


heart attack on a plate

informal An especially unhealthy meal, typically one that is high in saturated fat: the sausage and egg sandwich in no way measured up to a full English heart attack on a plate
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  • However, as years pass and good health becomes more important, these foods have become known as "heart attacks on a plate".
  • Shouldn't parents know that their kids are eating a "heart attack on a plate"?
  • "Double cheeseburgers and large portions of meat or chicken coated with Alfredo sauce are heart attacks on a plate," she states.

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