noun, verb (used with object)
a small ridge or bead, especially one of a series, as on a button for decoration or on the edge of a thumbscrew to assist in obtaining a firm grip.
verb (used with object)
to make knurls or ridges on.
to impress with a series of fine ridges or serrations
a small ridge, esp one of a series providing a rough surface that can be gripped
“hard excrescence,” c.1600, probably a diminutive of Middle English knor “knot” (c.1400), related to gnarl, from Proto-Germanic *knur- (cf. German knorren “a knotty excrescence”). Related: Knurly.
[nur-mee; Finnish noo r-mi] /ˈnɜr mi; Finnish ˈnʊər mɪ/ noun 1. Paavo Johannes [pah-vaw yaw-hahn-nes] /ˈpɑ vɔ ˈyɔ hɑn nɛs/ (Show IPA), 1897–1973, Finnish athlete. /ˈnɜːmɪ; Finnish ˈnurmi/ noun 1. Paavo (ˈpɑːvɔ), known as The Flying Finn. 1897–1973, Finnish runner, winner of the 1500, 5000, and 10 000 metres’ races at the 1924 Olympic Games […]
[nyrn-berk] /ˈnürnˌbɛrk/ noun 1. German name of . /ˈnyrnbɛrk/ noun 1. the German name for Nuremberg
- Nurse a drink
Consume a drink slowly, especially in order to conserve it. For example, He nursed one drink for the whole evening. This idiom alludes to holding a glass very carefully, as one might a child. [ c. 1940 ]
- Nurse a grudge
Bear resentment for a long time, as in We don’t know why Karl looks so angry; I think he’s nursing a grudge against the family. This expression uses nurse in the sense of “foster a feeling,” a usage dating from the mid-1700s.