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nestling

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nestling

verb
present participle of nestle

Synonyms & Antonyms of nestling (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to lie close
  • nestled in next to the other kittens in the box

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2 to sit or recline comfortably or cozily
  • nestling with her children on the couch

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3 to establish or place comfortably or snugly
  • we had scarcely nestled the children in their beds when there was a knock at the door

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The first known use of nestling was in the 14th century

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“Nestling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nestling. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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