nestle

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verb nes·tle \ˈne-səl\

Definition of nestle

nestled

nestling

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  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>

nestler

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Examples of nestle in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of nestle

Middle English, from Old English nestlian, from nest


First Known Use: before 12th century


NESTLE Defined for English Language Learners

nestle

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verb nes·tle \ˈne-səl\

Definition of nestle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


NESTLE Defined for Kids

nestle

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verb nes·tle \ˈne-səl\

Definition of nestle for Students

nestled

nestling

\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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