nearly gave someone a heart attack

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Definition of nearly gave someone a heart attack

: to scare someone very badly He fell off the swing and nearly gave me a heart attack.

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“Nearly gave someone a heart attack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nearly%20gave%20someone%20a%20heart%20attack. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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