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Noun nestling has 2 senses
- nestling, baby bird - young bird not yet fledged
--1 is a kind of young bird
- child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
--2 is a kind of juvenile, juvenile person
--2 has parts: child's body
--2 has particulars:
| ||bairn; buster; changeling; child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child; foster-child, fosterling; imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag; kiddy; orphan; peanut; pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny; poster child; preschooler; silly; sprog; toddler, yearling, tot, bambino; urchin; waif, street child|
Verb nestle has 3 senses
- 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"
--1 is one way to cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch
The children nestle in the rocking chair
There nestle some children in the rocking chair
- nestle - lie in a sheltered position; "The little cottage nestles in the forest"
--2 is one way to lie
Something is ----ing PP
- nestle, snuggle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
--3 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
Somebody ----s something