To nestle into something is to get snug, comfy, and warm in it. You might nestle into your mother’s shoulder, or into a pile of blankets on the couch.

People must think that birds live comfortable lives, because they describe really cozy, safe, and comfortable places as nests: places to nestle into. And it’s not just people and birds that nestle. A cottage might be nestled into the crook of a hill, or a mouse nestled into a pile of wood shavings.

Definitions of nestle

v move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

cuddle, draw close, nest, nuzzle, snuggle
position comfortably
draw close
pull towards oneself
Type of:
cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight
hold firmly, usually with one's hands

v lie in a sheltered position

“The little cottage nestles in the forest”
Type of:
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

v position comfortably

“The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow”
cuddle, draw close, nest, nuzzle, snuggle
move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

n a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

cuddle, snuggle
Type of:
embrace, embracement, embracing
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

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