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English definition of “nerve-racking”

nerve-racking

adjective (also nerve-wracking)     /ˈnɜːvˌræk.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈnɝːv-/
describes something that is difficult to do and causes a lot of worry for the person involved in it: My wedding was the most nerve-racking thing I've ever experienced.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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