These days, friends and allies say Columba Bush is happily
ensconced in Miami, enjoying a post-political life with friends and her three young grandchildren.
—Washington Post May 11, 2014
drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection
Kaguya enters the world more bewilderingly than most: She’s discovered
nestled within a radiant bamboo flower by a woodsman, who raises her with his wife.
—New York Times Oct 16, 2014
hold close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
Lastly, you might need to
cuddle up in a blanket full of uncertainty and ignore the dread and “what if’s” that pound your psyche.
—Forbes Oct 14, 2014
crouch or curl up
huddling around the kitchen in winter to keep warm.
—BBC Oct 20, 2014
wrap in swaddling clothes
Wooden picture frames hold empty picture mats
swathed in blood-red silk.
—Los Angeles Times Sep 9, 2014
enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
But officials fret about how grumpy—and vocal—people are becoming about the poisonous air that
envelops so many Chinese cities.
—Economist Oct 23, 2014
gather or cause to gather into a cluster
If you automatically filter certain emails to certain labels, Inbox turns those into
bundles you can easily manage.
—The Verge Oct 22, 2014
wrap, as for protection
Cocooned in parental admiration and financial stability, her mind turns on itself.
—Los Angeles Times Oct 2, 2014
enjoying comforting warmth and shelter in a small space
Curling up with a cup of hot cocoa is one way to feel
snug—just nix the sugary powdered mix with marshmallow bits.
—Time Oct 19, 2014
cause to feel better
Often, the ship’s roll is
soothing, as if you were placed in the hand of a walking giant.
—Seattle Times Oct 15, 2014
provide physical relief, as from pain
assuage her own anxiety, Barb relentlessly pushes her offspring to compete for summer internships and orchestrates his resumé to appeal to future employers.
—Forbes Jul 7, 2014