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war of nerves

  • 1 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) nervekrig
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    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) nervekrig

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  • 2 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) guerra de nervios, guerra psicológica
    guerra de nervios, guerra psicológica

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  • 3 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) guerra de nervos
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    war of nerves
    guerra de nervos.

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  • 4 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) nervekrig
    subst.
    nervekrig

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  • 5 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) taugastríð

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  • 6 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) idegháború

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  • 7 war of nerves

    sinir savaşı
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    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) sinir harbi

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  • 8 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) živčna vojna

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  • 9 war of nerves

    • hermosota
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    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) hermosota

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  • 10 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) guerra dei nervi

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  • 11 war of nerves

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  • 12 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) wojna nerwów

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  • 13 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) nervu karš
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    nervu karš

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  • 14 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) nervø karas

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  • 15 war of nerves

    nervkrig
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    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) nervkrig

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  • 16 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) război al nervilor

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  • 17 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) πόλεμος νεύρων

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  • 18 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) válka nervů

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  • 19 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) vojna nervov

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  • 20 war of nerves

    (a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting: That game of chess was a war of nerves.) guerre des nerfs

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См. также в других словарях:

  • war of nerves — n [singular] an attempt to make an enemy worried, and to destroy their courage by threatening them, spreading false information etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • war of nerves — war′ of nerves′ n. mil a campaign of propaganda, false rumors, or the like, in an attempt to confuse and demoralize the enemy without resorting to direct violence • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • war of nerves — n. a conflict or campaign utilizing psychological means to unsettle an opponent or to destroy morale …   English World dictionary

  • war of nerves — noun the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents morale • Syn: ↑psychological warfare • Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare * * * : psychological tactics of assailing the morale of an opponent by broadcasting propaganda, spreading rumors… …   Useful english dictionary

  • War of Nerves — Single infobox Name = War of Nerves Artist = All Saints from Album = All Saints B side = Inside Background = Orange Released = November 23, 1998 Recorded = 1997 Format = CD, Cassette Genre = R B,Ballad Length = 4:52 Label = London Records… …   Wikipedia

  • war of nerves — noun a) Warfare or other physical conflict in which one or more combatting parties use especially demoralizing and frightening tactics to attempt to unnerve their opponents. Our brave Ottoman soldiers are not easily frightened by noise, owing to… …   Wiktionary

  • war\ of\ nerves — • battle of nerves • war of nerves n. phr. A contest of wills during which the parties do not fight physically but try to wear each other out. It has been a regular battle of nerves to get the new program accepted at the local state university …   Словарь американских идиом

  • War of Nerves (M*A*S*H) — Infobox Television episode Title = War of Nerves Series = M*A*S*H Caption = Season = 6 Episode = 5 Airdate = October 11, 1977 Production = 604 Writer = Alan Alda Director = Alan Alda Guests = Allan Arbus (Maj. Sidney Freedman) Johnny Haymer (SSgt …   Wikipedia

  • war of nerves — N SING A war of nerves is a conflict in which the opposing sides try to make each other feel less confident. ...the continuing war of nerves between the army and the leadership …   English dictionary

  • war of nerves — wearing down the enemy in a war like manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • war of nerves — Date: 1939 a conflict characterized by psychological tactics (as bluff, threats, and intimidation) designed primarily to create confusion, indecision, or breakdown of morale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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