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English noun: nestle

1. nestle (act) a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Synonymscuddle, snuggle

Broader (hypernym)embrace, embracement, embracing

English verb: nestle

1. nestle (contact) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

SamplesWe cuddled against each other to keep warm.
The children snuggled into their sleeping bags.

ExamplesThe children nestle in the rocking chair, There nestle some children in the rocking chair

Synonymscuddle, draw close, nest, nuzzle, snuggle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight

Verb groupdraw close, nestle, snuggle

2. nestle (stative) lie in a sheltered position

SamplesThe little cottage nestles in the forest.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)lie

3. nestle (contact) position comfortably

SamplesThe baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Verb groupcuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle

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