nail-biting

adjective

Definition of nail-biting

:having or being an ending that causes people to feel nervous because the ending is not known until the final moment
  • a nail-biting game
  • The election is heading for a nail-biting finish.

Medical Dictionary

nail-biting

noun

medical Definition of nail-biting

:habitual biting at the fingernails usually being symptomatic of emotional tensions and frustrations called also onychophagia, onychophagy


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