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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.


Synonymssnuggle


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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