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nerve

noun   /nɜːv/
one of the long, thin parts in your body that carry messages between your brain and other parts of the body nervio
nerves [plural]
the state of being nervous nerviosismo I always suffer from nerves before a game. I took a deep breath to calm my nerves.
[no plural] the courage to do something that you know someone will not like desfachatez, atrevimiento I can’t believe she had the nerve to talk to me after what happened!
get on someone’s nerves
to annoy someone poner los nervios de punta a alguien If we spend too much time together, we get on each other’s nerves.
steady/strong nerves
the ability to be calm in difficult situations serenidad You need steady nerves for this job.
(Definition of nerve from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

nerve

noun /nəːv/
(anatomy) one of the cords which carry messages between all parts of the body and the brain nervio the optic nerve.
courage valor He must have needed a lot of nerve to do that He lost his nerve.
rudeness descaro What a nerve!
nerves noun plural
the condition of being too easily excited or upset nervios She suffers from nerves.
nervous adjective
of the nerves nervioso the nervous system.
rather afraid nervioso She was nervous about travelling by air a nervous old lady.
nervously adverb
nerviosamente, con inquietud He waited nervously outside the boss’s office.
nervousness noun
nerviosismo He tried not to show any signs of nervousness during the interview.
nervy adjective
excitable nervioso The horse is rather nervy.
nerviness noun
nerviosismo
nerve-racking adjective
causing great anxiety or nervousness desesperante, agotador a nerve-racking experience.
nervous breakdown noun
(medical) a period of mental illness caused by a time of great strain crisis nerviosa He suffered a nervous breakdown.
nervous system noun
(anatomy) the brain, spinal cord, and nerves of a person or animal. sistema nervioso
get on someone’s nerves
to irritate someone crispar los nervios a alguien Her behaviour really gets on my nerves.
(Definition of nerve from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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