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adjective nervous pronunciation in British English /ˈnɜː(r)vəs/
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  1. 1
    feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid
    Driving on mountain roads always makes me nervous.
    get nervous: I got very nervous waiting for my turn to be called.
    nervous about: She was nervous about walking home so late.
    nervous of: He’s always been a little nervous of change.
    1. a.
      showing that someone is feeling nervous
      Callum gave a slightly nervous laugh.

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He shifted in his chair nervously.


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