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Noun
One's steadiness and courage in a demanding situation
“After all, if I lose my nerve so early in the game, just imagine what they'll say back at the paint factory.”
Noun
A whitish fibre or bundle of fibres in the body that transmits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord, and impulses from these to the muscles and organs
“The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.”
Noun
Impudence or audacity
“Three years back, I wouldn't have had the nerve to kneel down in public and feed a stray cat by myself, while people edged around me.”
Noun
Feelings of nervousness
“The same nerves and tingles that I would get before a game when I was young made me nervous now those same nerves make me excited.”
Verb
Strengthen, hearten
“… needs to nerve himself for the big game tomorrow.”
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