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English definition of “nerve”

nerve

noun [U] (COURAGE)    /nɜːv/ US  /nɝːv/
C2 the courage or confidence necessary to do something difficult , unpleasant , or rude : It takes a lot of nerve to be a bomb disposal expert . I wanted to ask her out, but I lost my nerve and couldn't go through with it. [+ to infinitive] I didn't have the nerve to tell him what I really thought of his suggestion .Bravery
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