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English definition of “nerve”


noun [U] (BRAVERY)   /nɜrv/
bravery or confidence necessary to do something difficult or unpleasant : It takes a lot of nerve to get up in front of a class when you’re not used to it. Nerve also means the ability to do something rude without caring about other people’s feelings : She has some nerve. I can't believe she had the nerve to call me fat !
(Definition of nerve noun (BRAVERY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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