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English definition of “white-knuckle”

white-knuckle

adjective [before noun]     /ˌwaɪtˈnʌk.l̩/ informal
describes an experience or activity that makes you feel very frightened and often excited: a white-knuckle ride in a theme parkDescribing things that cause fear
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