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Definition of nestle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nestle
    he / she / it nestles
    past simple nestled
    -ing form nestling
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to sit or lie down in a warm or soft place He hugged her and she nestled against his chest.
  2. 2[transitive] nestle somebody/something + adv./prep. to put or hold someone or something in a comfortable position in a warm or soft place He nestled the baby in his arms. She nestled her head against his shoulder.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to be located in a position that is protected, sheltered, or partly hidden The little town nestles snugly at the foot of the hill.