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nestle

Pronunciation: /ˈnesəl/

Translation of nestle in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (snuggle) acurrucarse* the children nestled down under the blankets los niños se acurrucaron bajo las mantas he nestled up to her se acurrucó contra ella the village nestles at the foot of the hill el pueblo está enclavado al pie de la montaña
    Example sentences
    • Mrs Grey Dove now has small brown hopping babies that nestle under her maternal wings at night.
    • There is a more or less serious argument about contemporary culture nestling within this gleeful demolition job, but it does not become apparent until about halfway through the narrative.
    • There is even a Thompson mouse nestling within one of the upper panels of the heavy iron-studded double doors of St William's College.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (lay) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) her head was nestled against his shoulder tenía la cabeza recostada en su hombro he nestled the butt of the rifle into his shoulder apoyó la culata del rifle contra el hombro

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