nearly gave someone a heart attack

Definition of nearly gave someone a heart attack

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

Word by Word Definitions

nearlyplay
  1. :  in a close manner or relationship

    :  almost but not quite

    :  to the least extent

gave
  1. : past tense ofgive

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

heartplay
  1. :  a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

    :  a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

    :  breast, bosom

  1. :  love

    :  hearten

    :  to fix in the heart

attackplay
  1. :  to set upon or work against forcefully

    :  to assail with unfriendly or bitter words

    :  to begin to affect or to act on injuriously

  1. :  the act of attacking with physical force or unfriendly words :  assault

    :  a belligerent or antagonistic action

    :  a fit of sickness

  1. :  designed, planned, or used for carrying out a military attack


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nearly gave someone a heart attack? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

Get Word of the Day daily email!