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Noun: nerve  nurv
  1. Any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    - nervus
     
  2. The courage to carry on
    "you haven't got the nerve for baseball";
    - heart, mettle, spunk
     
  3. Impudent aggressiveness
    "I couldn't believe her nerve";
    - boldness, brass, face, cheek
Verb: nerve  nurv
  1. Get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
    - steel

Derived forms: nerves, nerving, nerved

Type of: aggressiveness, bottle [Brit], brace, braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, fascicle, fasciculus, fiber bundle [US], fibre bundle [Brit, Cdn], poise

Encyclopedia: Nerve