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Definición de “nest” en inglés

nest

noun [C] uk   /nest/ us  

nest noun [C] (HOME)

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. a comfortable home: One day the children grow up and leave the nest. a place where something unpleasant or unwanted has developed: The diplomats have been sent home because their embassy has become a nest of spies.

nest noun [C] (SET)

a set of things that are similar but different in size and have been designed to fit inside each other: I'd like a nest of tables for the living room.

nest

verb [I] uk   /nest/ us  
C2 to build a nest, or live in a nest: We've got some swallows nesting in our roof at the moment. Stone farm buildings are ideal nesting sites for barn owls.
(Definition of nest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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