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nest / nido
 
nest   [nest]
A. -noun
1. [of bird]   nido (m)
b. [of hen]   nidal (m)
c. [of rat, fox]   madriguera (f)
d. [of mouse]   ratonera (f)
e. [of wasps, hornets]   avispero (m)
f. [of ants]   hormiguero (m)
g. to fly the nest
·when the children have flown the nest
·cuando los hijos dejen el nido
h. to feather one'noun nest   barrer hacia adentro,   arrojar piedras al tejado propio
i. to foul one'noun own nest   manchar el propio nido
2. (figurative)
a. [of thieves, spies]   guarida (f)
3. (=set)
a. [of boxes, tables]   juego (m)
4. (=gun emplacement)
·a machine-gun nest
·un nido de ametralladoras
B. -intransitive verb
1. [bird]   anidar,   hacer su nido
2. [collector]   buscar nidos
C. -compound
·nest egg   -noun   (figurative)   ahorros masculine plural
 
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