Meaning of “screw up your courage” in the English Dictionary

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"screw up your courage" in British English

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screw up your courage

to force yourself to be brave:

I screwed up my courage and went in to see the director.

(Definition of “screw up your courage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"screw up your courage" in American English

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screw up your courage

to make a feeling of bravery stronger:

I screwed up my courage and tried to eat the stuff.

(Definition of “screw up your courage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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