Definition of nerve-racking adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɜːv rækɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɜːrv rækɪŋ//
(also nerve-wracking) Nervous
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making you feel very nervous and worried It was a nerve-racking drive up the mountain. See related entries: NervousExtra examples It was totally nerve-racking for all of us. a pretty nerve-racking experience My first visit was rather nerve-racking.
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