Nestle

Definition of Nestle

Nes´tle
v. i.1.To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
[imp. & p. p. Nestled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nestling .]
The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks.
- L'Estrange.
2.To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of the wild country, and there nestle till succors came.
- Bacon.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.
- Clement Clarke Moore (A Visit From St. Nicholas, (a poem [1823]) also called The Night Before Christmas).
3.To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent; as, a child nestles.
v. t.1.To house, as in a nest.
2.To cherish, as a bird her young.

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