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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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nestle

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

verb
To lie or press close together, usually with another person or thing:
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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
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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