suffer verb

ADV. a lot, badly, greatly, severely, terribly This area suffered very badly in the storms. | needlessly Thousands of children in the world today suffer needlessly.

VERB + SUFFER be likely to Premature babies are more likely to suffer from breathing difficulties in childhood.

PREP. for I played tennis yesterday and I know I shall suffer for it today. | from She suffers from asthma. | with He suffers terribly with migraines.

PHRASES suffer in silence They were just expected to suffer in silence.