nestle (up) against (someone or something)

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nestle (up) against (someone or something)

To lean or lie against someone or something in a gentle, cuddly manner; to snuggle up to someone or something. The boy went over to the sofa and nestled up against his mother while they watched the movie. I love to nestle against this stuffed animal as I go to sleep at night.
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nestle (up) against someone or something

 and nestle up (to someone or something)
to lie close to someone or something; to cuddle up to someone or something. The kitten nestled up against its mother. The shivering puppy nestled up to Kathy.
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'This is what my uncle is capable of, just so you know,' he told the terrifying threesome, flipping open the lid briefly to reveal four yellowing teeth nestling against the blue velvet inside.
In a performance titled Living on the Margins, her first ever, she cushioned a halved papaya in her hands, revealing black seeds nestling against its creamy orange flesh.
Bing Crosby sang about it, Charles Dickens wrote about it and our Christmas cards, especially the ones with glitter, are full of it - sheep huddling and nestling against a snow covered hedge in fields crisp and even with the glorious white stuff, little robins bobbing about in it next to a snow deluged cottage or church, Father Christmas himself racing through it to deliver us our presents.
Madang, nestling against the warm waters of the Bismarck Sea on PNG's north coast, provides welcome respite after the excitement of the Highlands.
The Leaf Chapel, on the other hand, is reminiscent of a cupola nestling against a slope.
But the array of yachts in front of a village nestling against a cliff is picturepostcard stuff.
Callisto has faint leopard-spots which probably represent flattened scars of ancient impacts; Ganymede has grooved bands of bright ice that curve between the ancient crustal plates; Europa has globe-spanning ridges and bands that suggest a reorientation of the ice crust above its ocean; and Io has mountains and calderas, randomly scattered but mysteriously nestling against each other.
The low-trained bush vines grew out of a bed of stones, startling white against an improbably blue Provencal sky; then we turned a corner and found a group of buildings nestling against the hillside.
Directly below, nestling against the mountains, is the village of Talgarth, 2000 inhabitants, a 14th century church, four taverns and on the furthest edge the remains of the 12th century castle built by the conquering Normans to subdue the locals who were not particularly enamoured with their new overlords.
On the other side of the table, an adequately-sized leg of lamb arrived nestling against its own selection of roasties and a sea of jus.
It was then washed out to sea, and is at present nestling against some oil rig.
In their candy-colored leotards they looked like exotic birds, flapping their limbs and nestling against each other in the pale March sun.
Although Kyrgyzstan, nestling against China on one side, is one of the most distant Central Asian republics, and is dwarfed by neighbouring Kazakhstan on its other side, and lacks the huge fuel wealth of many Central Asian republics, its fate is important to the EU.
When her grandfather asks, "How are you feeling?," Kristine, with Mattie the puppy nestling against her chest, responds with a satisfying, "We couldn't be better." This is a wonderful read for the preteen who is too old for "children's" books and too young for the popular young adult books.
Nestling against impressive cliffs, the Hotel Can Boix, near the village of Peramola, was a little gem: good food, a nice pool and rural surroundings.