nestle

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
  1. verb
    move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    synonyms: cuddle, draw close, nest, nuzzle, snuggle
    snuggle
    position comfortably
    draw close
    pull towards oneself
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    type of:
    cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight
    hold firmly, usually with one's hands
  2. verb
    lie in a sheltered position
    “The little cottage nestles in the forest”
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    type of:
    lie
    be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  3. verb
    position comfortably
    “The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow”
    synonyms: snuggle
    cuddle, draw close, nest, nuzzle, snuggle
    move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
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    type of:
    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  4. noun
    a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    synonyms: cuddle, snuggle
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    type of:
    embrace, embracement, embracing
    the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
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