Definition of nerve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nerve

 verb
verb
NAmE//nərv//
 
nerve yourself for something/to do somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nerve
 
he / she / it nerves
 
past simple nerved
 
-ing form nerving
 
 
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to give yourself the courage or strength to do something He nerved himself to ask her out.
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