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nes•tle



Pronunciation: (nes'ul), [key]
v., -tled, -tling.


v.i.
1. to lie close and snug, like a bird in a nest; snuggle or cuddle.
2. to lie or be located in a sheltered spot; be naturally or pleasantly situated: a cottage nestling in a pine grove.
3. Archaic.
a. to make or have a nest.
b. to make one's home; settle in a home.

v.t.
1. to settle or ensconce snugly: He nestled himself into the hay for a short nap.
2. to put or press confidingly or affectionately: She nestled her head on his shoulder.
3. to provide with or settle in a nest, as a bird.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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