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Language: Old English
Origin: nestlian, from nest


Related topics: Nature
1 [intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition] to move into a comfortable position, pressing your head or body against someone or against something soft:
Sarah lay there peacefully, the child nestling by her side.
He nestled his head against her shoulder.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]DN literary to be surrounded by something, especially hills or countryside:
a tiny village nestling among the foothills of the French Alps

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