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nestle

nes·tle

nestle

 
pronunciation:
ne sl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: nestled, nestles, nestling
definition 1: to lie close or curled up, as for warmth or affection.
The puppies nestled near their mother.
 
synonyms:
cuddle, curl up, nuzzle, snuggle
similar words:
caress, embrace, huddle, hug, squeeze
definition 2: to lie or be situated in a sheltered location or refuge.
They lived in a small cabin that nestled in the woods.
synonyms:
nest
similar words:
dwell, ensconce, lodge, settle, settle down
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to place or press snugly or affectionately.
The child nestled her head against her mother's shoulder.
synonyms:
snuggle
similar words:
cuddle, huddle, nuzzle, press
derivation: nestler (n.)
Word History
Nestle comes from an Old English word that means "to build a nest."