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Noun
A state or feeling of anxiety or worriment
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“The actress was so petrified with nerves during filming that her head would shake uncontrollably.”
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A feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way
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Central nervous system
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Plural for one's steadiness and courage in a demanding situation
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“But if we lose our nerve now, it may take centuries to recover the resolve to assert law over violence.”
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Plural for impudence or audacity in one's manner or approach
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“I couldn't believe he had the nerve to suggest that Bella was not his child.”
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Plural for a physiological fiber that transmits impulses to and from the brain or spinal cord
“The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.”
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Plural for the state or quality of being supercilious
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Plural for the state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress
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Plural for shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness
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Plural for cells or material from which organic matter is made
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(anatomy) Plural for a blood vessel
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Plural for the quality or state of being physically strong
Verb
To ready or brace oneself, such as for a challenge
“I tried to nerve myself for the inevitable challenges that lay ahead.”
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To make bold
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Verb
To give strength to on a physiological level
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