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British English: /nɛst/
American English: /nɛst/

Translation of nest in German:


  • 1
    (of bird, animal, insect)
    Nest, das
    foul one's own nest [figurative] (denigrate one's own family)
    das eigene od. sein eigenes Nest beschmutzen
    (harm one's own interests)
    sich Dat. selbst schaden
    feather 2 1
  • 2 [figurative] (retreat, shelter, receptacle)
    Nest, das
    leave the nest
    flügge werden
  • 5 (brood or swarm in a nest)
    Nest, das
    (of rabbits)
    Satz, der
    (of wasps, hornets, ants)
    Schwarm, der
  • 6 (group of machine guns)
  • 7
    Satz, der
    nest of tables
    Satz Tische

intransitive verb

  • 2 (take nests)
    Nester entfernen
    (take eggs)
    Nester ausnehmen od. ausheben
  • 3 (fit together) See examples:nest [into one another]
    ineinander passen

transitive verb

  • 2 (pack one inside the other)
    ineinander setzen
    (Töpfe usw.)

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