• noun: one of the many thin parts that control movement and feeling by carrying messages between the brain and other parts of the body
  • noun: any of the filamentous bands of 'nervous' tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs, conduct nerve impulses, and are made up of axons and dendrites together with protective and supportive structures
  • verb: to give strength or courage to
  • synonyms: sinew, coolness, pluck


  • The company and the union are engaged in a 'war of nerves', with each side threatening the other.

  • Something she said to him must have 'hit/struck/touched a nerve'. I've never seen him so angry.

  • “After making the mess, he didn't even offer to help clean it up.” “What (a) 'nerve'!”

Movie quotes

  • (..) There are no bears in San Francisco. I saw a really hairy guy. He looked like a bear. Oh. I'm so jumpy, my nerves are shocked. Ew. I don't wanna hear about your nerves. I'll tell you what it is. This move has been a bust. That's what I've been (..)
    2015 Inside Out