nerve–racking

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adjective nerve–rack·ing \ˈnərv-ˌra-kiŋ\
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nerve–wracking

Definition of nerve–racking

  1. :  extremely trying on the nerves a nerve–racking ordeal The job interview was a nerve–racking experience.

1812

First Known Use of nerve–racking

1812


NERVE–RACKING Defined for English Language Learners

nerve–racking

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adjective nerve–rack·ing \ˈnərv-ˌra-kiŋ\

Definition of nerve–racking for English Language Learners

  • : causing a person to feel very nervous

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