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nest

noun [C] (HOME)    /nest/
C2 a structure built by birds or insects to leave their eggs in to develop, and by some other animals to give birth or live in: a bird's nest a wasps'/hornets' nest a rat's nest Cuckoos are famous for laying their eggs in the nests of other birds. The alligators build their nests out of grass near the water's edge.Animal dwellings - naturalAnimal Dwellings - man-made a comfortable home: One day the children grow up and leave the nest.Home a place where something unpleasant or unwanted has developed: The diplomats have been sent home because their embassy has become a nest of spies.Unpleasant placesPlaces and locations
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