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noun [countable] nest pronunciation in American English /nest/
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singularnest
pluralnests
  1. 1
    a structure that birds make to keep their eggs and babies in
    build a nest: Ducks usually build their nests on the ground.
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    1. a.
      a place that insects or small animals such as mice make to live in
      an ants’ nest
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    2. b.
      used for referring to a place that is warm, safe, and comfortable
      She made herself a little nest out of blankets.
  2. 3
    a place or situation that is full of bad people or activities
    nest of: Officials uncovered a nest of abuse and exploitation.
    a nest of criminals/spies

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