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nerve

Synonyms of nerve in English:

noun

  • 1 the nerves that transmit pain
  • 2 the match will be a test of nerve
  • 3 he had the nerve to ask her out again
    informal face, front, chutzpah
  • 4 pre-wedding nerves
    informal butterflies (in one's stomach), the jitters, the shakes, the heebie-jeebies
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    neural relating to nerves in the body
    neuralgia pain along a nerve in the body
    neurosurgery surgery performed on the nervous system

    Phrases

    get on someone's nerves
    her squeaky voice gets on my nerves
    jar on, grate on, rankle;
    rub the wrong way
    informal aggravate, get to, bug, miff, peeve, rile, nettle, get someone's goat, tick off
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