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nerve noun definition in Nervous topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

nerve

 noun: Nervous topic
nerves [plural] feelings of worry or anxiety Even after years as a singer, he still suffers from nerves before a performance. I need something to calm/steady my nerves. Everyone's nerves were on edge (= everyone felt tense). He lives on his nerves (= is always worried). By the end of the meal her nerves were completely frayed. (informal) to be very nervous