Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nestle

1 sense of nestle

Sense 1
cuddle, nestle, snuggle -- (a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace)
       => embrace, embracing, embracement -- (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nestle

3 senses of nestle

Sense 1
cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close -- (move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags")
       => cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch -- (hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared")

Sense 2
nestle -- (lie in a sheltered position; "The little cottage nestles in the forest")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 3
nestle, snuggle -- (position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

2024, Cloud WordNet Browser