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

Derived forms: nerved, nerves, nerving

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

Encyclopedia: Nerve