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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of the fibers that carry messages to and from the brain and other parts of the body. Nerves are bundled together into a complicated system that connects all parts of the body to the spinal cord and brain.
The injured nerves in his hand made it difficult for him to feel heat or cold.
definition 2: courage, strength, or patience.
It took a lot of nerve for him to jump off the high diving board.
backbone, courage, guts, pluck
similar words:
balls, bravery, grit
definition 3: (informal) boldness without shame or respect.
She has a lot of nerve to say mean things about me.
audacity, boldness, guts
similar words:
check, courage
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some things nerves sense