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nail-bit•ing



Pronunciation: (nāl'bī"ting), [key]
n.
1. the act or practice of biting one's fingernails, esp. as the result of anxiety or nervousness.
2. Informal.nervousness: The announcement that the trade agreement had been signed ended a week of nail-biting on Wall Street.

adj.
Informal.causing nervousness: The nail-biting part of the canoe trip was through the stretches of white water.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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