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- (US) Having nerve; bold; brazen.
- (Britain) Feeling nervous, anxious or agitated.
2012 May 9, John Percy, “Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report”, the Telegraph:
- Blackpool continue to thrive on the adrenalin rush of the end-of-season shoot-out and are heading for a second Wembley date in two years after negotiating a nervy path past Birmingham.
- (archaic) Strong; sinewy.
- his nervy knees — Keats.