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Definition of "nestle" []

  • To settle snugly and comfortably: The cat nestled among the pillows. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lie in a sheltered position: a cottage that nestles in the wood. (verb-intransitive)
  • To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle: The child nestled up to her mother. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To nest. (verb-intransitive)
  • To snuggle or press contentedly: The baby nestled its head on my shoulder. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nestle" in a sentence
  • "I like that some of the words the mothers instruct their babies to do are new actions for my kids, such as nestle, nibble, paddle, munch and cruise."
  • "All the sweet after-dinner liqueurs nestle there together."
  • "The completed library and archive buildings are a masterly spatial construction that has a high internal atrium rising to four stories and yet is furnished in a way that allows for quiet study areas that nestle into the grid."