white-knuckle


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white-knuck·le

(wīt′nŭk′əl, hwīt′-) also white-knuck·led (-əld)
adj. Slang
Characterized by tense nervousness or apprehension: a white-knuckle emergency landing.

white-knuckle

adj
causing or experiencing fear or anxiety: a white-knuckle ride.
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