nerve

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɜːrv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/nɝv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nûrv)

Inflections of 'nerve' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
nerves
v 3rd person singular
nerving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
nerved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
nerved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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nerve

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. can you believe that she had the nerve to...?
  2. could you believe his nerve?
  3. took some nerve to [try, enter, attempt, climb]
  4. what nerve!
  5. a test of nerve and [intelligence, stamina, strength]
  6. struck a nerve (with)
  7. is always getting on my nerves
  8. [you are, this] is starting to get on my nerves!
  9. stop getting on my nerves!
  10. my nerves are shot (from)
  11. the nerves in my [hand, leg, fingers]
  12. can feel my nerves tingling
  13. stimulate a nerve [with, by]
  14. the [auditory, optic] nerve
  15. have a pinched nerve
  16. having a bad [attack, fit] of nerves
  17. a (stiff) drink to [calm, settle, ease] your nerves
  18. [calm, sit] down -- you're a bundle of nerves!
  19. damaged the nerve endings
  20. a nerve disorder
  21. suffered nerve damage
  22. nerve [cells, tissues]
  23. using nerve gas
  24. suffers from nerve pain
n as adj
  1. damaged the nerve endings
  2. a nerve disorder
  3. suffered nerve damage
  4. nerve [cells, tissues]
  5. using nerve gas
  6. suffers from nerve pain
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