verb (used without object)
to lie close and snug, like a bird in a nest; snuggle or cuddle.
to lie or be located in a sheltered spot; be naturally or pleasantly situated:
a cottage nestling in a pine grove.
to make or have a nest.
to make one's home; settle in a home.
verb (used with object)
to settle or ensconce snugly:
He nestled himself into the hay for a short nap.
to put or press confidingly or affectionately:
She nestled her head on his shoulder.
to provide with or settle in a nest, as a bird.
often foll by
) to snuggle, settle, or cuddle closely
) to be in a sheltered or protected position; lie snugly
) to shelter or place snugly or partly concealed, as in a nest
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Traditional buds nestle gently into your ear-hole, and usually have some sort of rubber tip to secure them there.
It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connexions everywhere.
Red-roofed villages nestle in the folds of hills and along river valleys.
Conversely, at depths where little sunlight penetrates, the algae nestle right inside the coral's pigment bundles.
It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere.