steady one's/someone's nerves

Definition of steady one's/someone's nerves

  1. :  to make one/someone calm or calmer She took a drink to try to steady her nerves. This drink will steady your nerves.

Word by Word Definitions

steadyplay
  1. :  direct or sure in movement :  unfaltering

    :  firm in position :  fixed

    :  keeping nearly upright in a seaway

  1. :  to make or keep steady

    :  to become steady

  1. :  in a steady manner :  steadily

  1. :  one that is steady

    :  a boyfriend or girlfriend with whom one goes steady

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

nerveplay nerves
  1. :  sinew, tendon

    :  any of the filamentous bands of nervous tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs, conduct nerve impulses, and are made up of axons and dendrites together with protective and supportive structures

    :  power of endurance or control :  fortitude, strength

  1. :  to give strength or courage to :  supply with physical or moral force


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