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NESTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nestle mean? 

NESTLE (noun)
  The noun NESTLE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: NESTLE used as a noun is very rare.


NESTLE (verb)
  The verb NESTLE has 3 senses:

1. move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
2. lie in a sheltered position
3. position comfortably

  Familiarity information: NESTLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NESTLE (noun)


Sense 1nestle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

cuddle; nestle; snuggle

Hypernyms ("nestle" is a kind of...):

embrace; embracement; embracing (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))


NESTLE (verb)


Sense 1nestle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

snuggle; nuzzle; nestle; draw close; cuddle; nest

Context examples:

We cuddled against each other to keep warm / The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

Hypernyms (to "nestle" is one way to...):

cling to; clutch; hold close; hold tight (hold firmly, usually with one's hands)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

The children nestle in the rocking chair
There nestle some children in the rocking chair


Sense 2nestle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie in a sheltered position

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The little cottage nestles in the forest

Hypernyms (to "nestle" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3nestle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Position comfortably

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

snuggle; nestle

Context example:

The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow

Hypernyms (to "nestle" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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