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unnerveverb [T]

 us   /ʌnˈnɜrv/
to make someone ​feel less confident and ​slightlyfrightened: The ​longsilence unnerved him.
unnerving
adjective  us   /ʌnˈnɜr·vɪŋ/
It’s the way that he ​stares that I ​find so unnerving.
(Definition of unnerve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"unnerve" in British English

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unnerveverb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈnɜːv/  us   /-ˈnɝːv/
unnerving
adjective uk   /-ˈnɜː.vɪŋ/  us   /-ˈnɝː.vɪŋ/
Meeting a ​twinbrother I didn't ​know I had was an unnerving ​experience.
unnervingly
adverb uk   /ʌnˈnɜː.vɪŋ.li/  us   /-ˈnɝː-/
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"unnerve" in Business English

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unnerveverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈnɜːv/
to make someone ​feel nervous or less confident: Talk of an ​economicslowdown has so far ​failed to unnerve American ​markets.be unnerved by sth Investors were unnerved by recent ​profitwarnings.
(Definition of unnerve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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