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British English: /nəːv/
American English: /nərv/

Translation of nerve in German:


  • 1
    Nerv Mask.
    nerve tissue
    Nervengewebe Neutr.
  • 2in pl. [figurative] (of mental state)be suffering from nerves bundle of nerves
    Nervenbündel Neutr. [informal]
    have a fit of nerves
    durchdrehen [informal]
    sehr nervös werden
    get on somebody's nerves
    jemandem auf die Nerven gehen od. fallen [informal]
    nerves of steel
    Nerven wie Drahtseile [informal]
  • 3strain every nerve [figurative]
    alle Anstrengungen machen
  • 4 (coolness, boldness)
    Mut Mask.
    not have the nerve for something
    für od. zu etwas nicht die Nerven haben
    lose one's nerve a man with an iron nerve
    ein Mann mit eisernen Nerven
  • 5 [informal] (audacity)of all the nerve!
    das ist doch die Höhe!
    what [a] nerve!
    [so eine] Frechheit!
    have the nerve to do something
    den Nerv haben, etwas zu tun [informal]
    he's got a nerve
    der hat Nerven [informal]

transitive verb

  • 1 (give strength or courage to) nerve oneself or one's heart
    seinen ganzen Mut zusammennehmen
  • 2 (brace)nerve oneself or one's mind
    sich wappnen [formal]
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