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nestle

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verb nes·tle \ˈne-səl\

Simple Definition of nestle

  • : to lie comfortably close to or against someone or something

  • : to place (something) close to, next to, or within something

  • : to land or settle softly into something

Full Definition of nestle

nes·tlednes·tling play \-s(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  nest 1

  3. 2 :  to settle snugly or comfortably

  4. 3 :  to lie in an inconspicuous or sheltered manner

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to settle, shelter, or house in or as if in a nest <the children were nestled all snug in their beds — Clement Moore>

  7. 2 :  to press closely and affectionately <nestles a kitten in her arms>

nes·tler play \-s(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of nestle

  1. He nestled his head against his mother's shoulder.

  2. She carefully nestled the hamster into its cage.

  3. The fly ball nestled into the outfielder's glove.



Origin of nestle

Middle English, from Old English nestlian, from nest


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with nestle


NESTLE Defined for Kids

nestle

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verb nes·tle \ˈne-səl\

Definition of nestle

nes·tlednes·tling \ˈnes-liŋ, -ə-liŋ\

  1. 1 :  to lie close and snug :  cuddle

  2. 2 :  to be located snugly or in a place not easily noticed <The village nestles in a valley.>





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