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Meaning of “nestle” in the English Dictionary

"nestle" in British English

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nestleverb [I or T, + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ˈnes.l̩/
to ​rest yourself or ​part of ​yourbody in a ​warm, ​comfortable, and ​protectedposition: She nestled (her ​head) against his ​shoulder. to be in, or put something in, a ​protectedposition, with ​bigger things around it: Bregenz is a ​pretty Austrian ​town that nestles between the Alps and Lake Constance.
(Definition of nestle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nestleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈnes·əl/
to be in or put someone or something into a ​comfortable or ​protectedposition: [I] She nestled the ​cat in her ​arms.
(Definition of nestle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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