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EtymologyEdit

From nerve +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

nerven (third-person singular simple present nervens, present participle nervening, simple past and past participle nervened)

  1. (transitive) To make nervous; innerve
    • 1964, Explorations in Education, volume 1-12, page 93:
      Grover was a pilot of nervened skill and the Mustang was an airplane of precise machinery. He always missed the running figures in rubber suits by fifty feet, placing his .50 caliber machine gun bullets harmlessly in rubble and dust.
    • 1988, Jane Sillars, ‎Kasia Boddy, Original prints: new writing from Scottish women, page 39:
      Circling like cats around a possibility that might, nervened, we touch together almost quite.

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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɛrvən

NounEdit

nerven

  1. Plural form of nerf

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛʁfən/, [nɛʁfən], [ˈnɛɐ̯-], [-fn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛʁvən/ (less common)
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VerbEdit

nerven (third-person singular simple present nervt, past tense nervte, past participle genervt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to bug; to annoy

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

nerven m

  1. definite singular of nerve

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

nerven m

  1. definite singular of nerve