: a bundle of nerve fibres running to various organs and tissues of the body.
: That girl's definitely got nerve (courage). Did you know she rowed across the Atlantic on her own?
You've certainly got a nerve (being rude) by saying that my handwriting is awful when nobody can read yours!
Some people use drink to steady their nerves. (calm down)
That dog's barking is beginning to get on my nerves. (irritate me)
: It's quite natural to feel nervous (anxious/worried) before you take an examination/take a flight in a plane.
After he came back from the war, he had a nervous breakdown. (lost control of his mind)
If she has to put up with any more misfortunes, she'll become a nervous wreck. (unable to think straight)
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