verb (used with object), nerved, nerv·ing.
Origin of nerve
Examples from the Web for nerving
For my sake turn again to life and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine.
He was days nerving himself to make the call; but there was no alternative—it was either that or shut down.The Man from the Bitter Roots|Caroline Lockhart
Nerving himself as though for a mighty effort, he pushed the door open and looked into the room beyond.The Girl from Alsace|Burton Egbert Stevenson
She was nerving herself to make a confession that she had never made before, even to her father or her Aunt Alice.All's Well|Emily Sarah Holt
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Idioms and Phrases with nerving
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.