verb (used with object), nerved, nerv·ing.
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Examples from the Web for nerve
Few have the nerve to call him and he's usually pleased when an old friend does.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he lost his nerve and decided to live after all, and I called for help.
For anyone—not just a fan—the first time performing on camera can be nerve wracking.Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star|Aurora Snow|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was a perky redhead of about 30 with lively blue eyes, a petite figure, and lots of nerve.
But for some reason that one quote touched a nerve with her fellow countrymen.
But I'm not going to say you ought to have the same kind of nerve as ours.At The Sign Of The Eagle|Gilbert Parker
Every limb was at rest, every nerve seemed lulled into quiescence.The Golden Web|Anthony Partridge
Pressure upon, or the severing of, a nerve causes a paralysis of the parts to which such a nerve is distributed.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Both exerted every nerve, and ten seconds later the wagon rolled out of the open doors, and was guided by Matt up the alley.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
They lay down upon the soft sand, listening with every nerve upon the strain, but not for long.Fire Island|G. Manville Fenn
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Idioms and Phrases with nerve
see bundle of nerves; get on someone's nerves; get up (one's nerve); have a nerve; lose one's nerve; of all the nerve; war of nerves.