Meaning of “nestle” in the English Dictionary


"nestle" in English

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nestleverb [ I or T, + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈnes.əl/ us /ˈnes.əl/

to rest yourself or part of your body in a warm, comfortable, and protected position:

She nestled (her head) against his shoulder.

to be in, or put something in, a protected position, 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)

"nestle" in American English

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nestleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈnes·əl/

to be in or put someone or something into a comfortable or protected position:

[ I ] She nestled the cat in her arms.

(Definition of “nestle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)