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

Translation of nest in German:


  • 1 (of bird, animal, insect)
    Nest Neutr.
    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 Neutr. [figurative]
    Zufluchtsort Mask.
    leave the nest
    flügge werden
  • 5 (brood or swarm in a nest)
    Nest Neutr.
    (of rabbits) Satz Mask. (Hunting)
    (of wasps, hornets, ants) Schwarm Mask.
  • 6 (group of machine guns) (Mil)
    [MG-]Nest Neutr.
  • 7 (set)
    Satz Mask.
    nest of tables
    Satz Tische

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

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