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nes·tle

 (nĕs′əl)
v. nes·tled, nes·tling, nes·tles
v.intr.
1. To settle snugly and comfortably: The cat nestled among the pillows.
2. To lie in a sheltered position: a cottage that nestles in the wood.
3. To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle: The child nestled up to her mother.
4. Archaic To nest.
v.tr.
1. To snuggle or press contentedly: The baby nestled its head on my shoulder.
2. To place or settle as if in a nest: I nestled the puppy in my arms.

[Middle English nestlen, to make a nest, from Old English nestlian, from nest, nest.]

nes′tler n.

nestle

(ˈnɛsəl)
vb
1. (intr; often foll by up or down) to snuggle, settle, or cuddle closely
2. (intr) to be in a sheltered or protected position; lie snugly
3. (tr) to shelter or place snugly or partly concealed, as in a nest
[Old English nestlian. See nest]
ˈnestler n

nes•tle

(ˈnɛs əl)

v. -tled, -tling. v.i.
1. to lie close and snug; snuggle; cuddle.
2. to be located in a sheltered spot: a cottage nestling in a grove.
3. Archaic. to make or settle in a nest or home.
v.t.
4. to settle snugly.
5. to put or press affectionately: She nestled her head on his shoulder.
6. to provide with or settle in a nest.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English nestlian, c. Dutch nestelen. See nest, -le]
nes′tler, n.

nestle


Past participle: nestled
Gerund: nestling

Imperative
nestle
nestle
Present
I nestle
you nestle
he/she/it nestles
we nestle
you nestle
they nestle
Preterite
I nestled
you nestled
he/she/it nestled
we nestled
you nestled
they nestled
Present Continuous
I am nestling
you are nestling
he/she/it is nestling
we are nestling
you are nestling
they are nestling
Present Perfect
I have nestled
you have nestled
he/she/it has nestled
we have nestled
you have nestled
they have nestled
Past Continuous
I was nestling
you were nestling
he/she/it was nestling
we were nestling
you were nestling
they were nestling
Past Perfect
I had nestled
you had nestled
he/she/it had nestled
we had nestled
you had nestled
they had nestled
Future
I will nestle
you will nestle
he/she/it will nestle
we will nestle
you will nestle
they will nestle
Future Perfect
I will have nestled
you will have nestled
he/she/it will have nestled
we will have nestled
you will have nestled
they will have nestled
Future Continuous
I will be nestling
you will be nestling
he/she/it will be nestling
we will be nestling
you will be nestling
they will be nestling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nestling
you have been nestling
he/she/it has been nestling
we have been nestling
you have been nestling
they have been nestling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nestling
you will have been nestling
he/she/it will have been nestling
we will have been nestling
you will have been nestling
they will have been nestling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nestling
you had been nestling
he/she/it had been nestling
we had been nestling
you had been nestling
they had been nestling
Conditional
I would nestle
you would nestle
he/she/it would nestle
we would nestle
you would nestle
they would nestle
Past Conditional
I would have nestled
you would have nestled
he/she/it would have nestled
we would have nestled
you would have nestled
they would have nestled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nestle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embracenestle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
embrace, embracement, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Verb1.nestle - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
draw close - pull towards oneself; "He drew the crying child close"
2.nestle - lie in a sheltered position; "The little cottage nestles in the forest"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
3.nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
cuddle, draw close, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle, nest - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

nestle

verb snuggle, cuddle, huddle, curl up, nuzzle The new puppy nestled in her lap.

nestle

verb
To lie or press close together, usually with another person or thing:
Translations
يُسْتَكِنُ ، يَسْتَلْقي وكأنه في عُشيَسْتَلْقي مُسْتَريحا
choulit setisknout seuvelebit se
putte sig
kényelmesen letelepedikösszebújik
hjúfra sighreiîra um sig
glaustispriglusti
ērti iekārtotiespieglausties, piekļauties
chúliť sa

nestle

[ˈnesl]
A. VI to nestle against or up to sbarrimarse or acurrucarse junto a algn
to nestle down in bedacurrucarse en la cama
to nestle down among the blanketshacerse un ovillo entre las mantas
to nestle among leaveshacerse un nido entre las hojas
a village nestling among hillsun pueblo abrigado por las colinas
B. VT she nestled the kitten on her laple hizo un hueco al gato en su regazo

nestle

[ˈnɛsəl] vi
[person] → se blottir
to nestle against sb → se blottir contre qn
[house, village] → être niché(e)
a little cottage, nestling in the hills → un petit cottage, niché dans les collines
Nestling in the foothills of the mountains is Petersville → Niché au pied de la montagne se tient Petersville.

nestle

vi to nestle down in bedsich ins Bett kuscheln; to nestle up to somebodysich an jdn schmiegen or kuscheln; to nestle against somebodysich an jdn anschmiegen; the village nestling in the hillsdas Dorf, das zwischen den Bergen eingebettet liegt; a house nestling or nestled among the treesein von Bäumen eingerahmtes Haus

nestle

[ˈnɛsl] viaccoccolarsi
to nestle up to or against sb → accoccolarsi vicino a qn, rannicchiarsi accanto a qn
to nestle down in bed → sistemarsi ben bene nel letto
a village nestling among hills → un paesetto annidato tra le colline

nestle

(ˈnesl) verb
1. to lie close together as if in a nest. The children nestled together for warmth.
2. to settle comfortably. She nestled into the cushions.