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unnerveverb [T]

us   /ʌnˈnɜrv/
to make someone feel less confident and slightly frightened: The long silence unnerved him.
unnerving
adjective us   /ʌnˈnɜr·vɪŋ/
It’s the way that he stares that I find so unnerving.
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unnerveverb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈnɜːv/ us   /ʌnˈnɝːv/
unnerving
adjective uk   /ʌnˈnɜː.vɪŋ/ us   /ʌnˈnɝː.vɪŋ/
Meeting a twin brother I didn't know I had was an unnerving experience.
unnervingly
adverb uk   /ʌnˈnɜː.vɪŋ.li/ us   /ʌnˈnɝː.vɪŋ.li/
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"unnerve" in Business English

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unnerveverb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈnɜːv/ us  
to make someone feel nervous or less confident: Talk of an economic slowdown has so far failed to unnerve American markets.be unnerved by sth Investors were unnerved by recent profit warnings.
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