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

Translation of nerve in Italian:

noun

  • 3 [informal] (impudence, cheek)
    sfacciataggine (feminine)
    faccia (feminine) tosta
    to have the nerve to do
    avere la faccia tosta di fare
    he's got a nerve!
    ha una bella faccia tosta!
    of all the nerve! what a nerve!
    che faccia tosta!

also: nerves plural noun

  • (nervousness) nervi (masculine)
    to have an attack of nerves
    avere un attacco di nervi
    she suffers from (her) nerves
    è molto nervosa
    to be in a state of nerves
    avere i nervi a pezzi
    it's only nerves!
    sei solo nervoso!
    his nerves were on edge that noise is getting on my nerves
    quel rumore mi dà sui nervi
    to live on one's nerves
    essere sempre nervoso o vivere con i nervi a fior di pelle
    to be all nerves to calm somebody's nerves
    calmare qualcuno
    you need strong nerves to do that kind of work
    bisogna avere i nervi saldi per fare quel tipo di lavoro
    to have nerves of steel
    avere nervi d'acciaio
    a war o battle of nerves
    una guerra di nervi

also: -nerved adjective in composti

  • strong-nerved
    dai nervi saldi

transitive verb

  • to nerve oneself to do
    farsi animo per fare

Idioms

to touch o hit a raw nerve

to strain every nerve to do

fare ogni sforzo o mettercela tutta per riuscire a fare

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