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verb nest pronunciation in British English /nest/
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present tense
present participlenesting
past tensenested
past participlenested
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a bird nests, it builds or uses a nest, especially to keep its eggs and babies in

    Do not disturb nesting birds or other wildlife.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to organize information so that one part is contained inside another
    1. a.
      computing to put information inside a computer program that contains other information of the same type

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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