HyperDic: nestle

English > 4 senses of the word nestle:
VERBcontactnestle, cuddle, snuggle, nest, nuzzle, draw closemove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
stativenestlelie in a sheltered position
contactnestle, snuggleposition comfortably
NOUNactnestle, cuddle, snugglea close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
nestle > pronunciation
Soundsneh'sahl; neh'sliy'
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
ably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > nestle: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace.
Synonymscuddle, snuggle
Broaderembrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Spanishabrazo
Catalanabraçada
Verbsnestlemove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
English > nestle: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningMove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children nestle in the rocking chair; There nestle some children in the rocking chair
Synonymscuddle, snuggle, nest, nuzzle, draw close
Broadercling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchhold firmly, usually with one's hands
Similar todraw closePull towards oneself
nestle, snugglePosition comfortably
Spanishabrazarse, abrazar, acomodarse, acurrucarse, arrimarse, estrecharse
Catalanabraçar, acostar-se, arrambar-se
Nounsnestlea close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
English > nestle: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaninglie in a sheltered position.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The little cottage nestles in the forest"
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
English > nestle: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningPosition comfortably.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
Synonymsnuggle
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Similar tocuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw closeMove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Spanishacariciar

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