nest

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noun
ADJECTIVE
ant's, bird's, wasp's, etc.
VERB + NEST
build, construct, make
sit on

The male and female take turns to sit on the nest.

occupy

The litters of several different females often occupy the same nest.

abandon, desert, fly, leave

Her children have flown the nest. (figurative)

defend, guard
disturb

You should avoid disturbing the nest until after the eggs are hatched.

destroy
find, locate
NEST + NOUN
site

The male uses song to attract a female to his nest site.

hole
box (usually nesting box in BrE)
mate
PREPOSITION
away from a/the nest

A rat took the egg while the mother was away from the nest.

in a/the nest, inside a/the nest

The snake will attack if disturbed inside its nest.

on a/the nest

The female spends all her time on the nest.

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verb
Nest is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bird, ↑duck, ↑eagle, ↑owl, ↑pigeon

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