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English definition of “nerve”

nerve

verb     /nɜːv/ US  /nɝːv/
nerve yourself UK to make yourself brave enough to do something: [+ to infinitive] It took her several months before she eventually nerved herself (up) to invite him to her house.Brave and courageous
(Definition of nerve verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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