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nestle

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English

Etymology

Old English nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to nestle

Third person singular
nestl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to nestle (third-person singular simple present nestl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To settle oneself comfortably and snugly.
  2. To press oneself against another affectionately.
  3. To lie half-hidden or in shelter.
    The old shop nestled between the newer apartment buildings.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To build or sit upon a nest.

Synonyms

  • (to settle oneself comfortably): settle
  • (to press oneself against another affectionately): cuddle, snuggle

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