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nes·tle

nestle

 
 
pronunciation:
ne sl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: nestles, nestling, nestled
definition 1: to lie close or curled next to.
The baby pigs nestled together.
 
synonyms:
curl up, snuggle
similar words:
caress, embrace, huddle, hug, squeeze
definition 2: to place or press in a snug or loving way.
The cat nestled its head against my foot.
similar words:
cuddle, huddle, nuzzle, press
derivation: nestler (n.)
Word History
Nestle comes from an Old English word that means "to build a nest."