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Definition of nest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nest
    he / she / it nests
    past simple nested
    -ing form nesting
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make and use a nest Thousands of seabirds are nesting on the cliffs.
  2. 2[transitive] nest something (technology) to put types of information together, or inside each other, so that they form a single unit
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nest