Definition of nestle
- the children were nestled all snug in their beds
- —Clement Moore
- nestles a kitten in her arms
He nestled his head against his mother's shoulder.
She carefully nestled the hamster into its cage.
The fly ball nestled into the outfielder's glove.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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