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verb nestle pronunciation in British English /ˈnes(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlenestling
past tensenestled
past participlenestled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to find a comfortable and safe position to be in, or to put someone or something in such a position

    children nestling in their beds

    She nestled her head against his shoulder.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] mainly literary to be in a protected position

    a quaint village nestling among rolling hills


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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