- 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[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[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.
NAmE//ˈnɛsl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nestle
he / she / it nestles
past simple nestled
-ing form nestling