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- adj. Intensely distressing or irritating to the nerves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as nerve-racking.
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- adj. extremely irritating to the nerves
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Recorded with a Go Pro camera mounted to his head, you hear what he calls the nerve-wracking beep of the Geiger counter checking his radiation exposure as he wound his way with work crews through the dark tunnels and rooms of the reactor.
Playing in front of the crowd isn't the nerve-wracking bit, it doesn't really bother me how many people are there.
Mabius keeps a straight face at Posey's unpredictable, sometimes nerve-wracking performance.
It includes music and a light show beaming an image of one of Hungary's best known exports, the nerve-wracking Rubik's Cube puzzle.
Even on a bike, it was a bit nerve-wracking to keep tabs my kid on his bike amongst a sea of inexperienced (or careless) adult riders who would swerve without warning or checking over their shoulders in their blind spots.
What makes his arrest especially nerve-wracking for Murdoch, his pretty wife Wendi Deng who courageously didn't allow his multi-billionaire status preclude her falling in love with a married man 38 years her senior and their News Corp. cronies is the fact that shortly after the activities that Desborough was arrested for took place in England, Desborough moved to Los Angeles to become US Editor for that same Murdoch newspaper.
The drive back was a bit nerve-wracking, no doubt, but he made it.
Give these guys credit -- predicting elections is a nerve-wracking and difficult business.
As we make this appeal, we brace ourselves for another round of nerve-wracking explosives being detonated above our homes in the mountains of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
And anything that makes the Redskins even a little better makes life for a Southwestern Giants fan a little more nerve-wracking ...