restrest1 /rest/ ●●●S1W1 noun 🔊 🔊 1relaxing [countable, uncountable]REST a period of time when you are not doing anything tiring and you can relax or sleep 🔊 You look exhausted! Why don’t you take a rest?2 →the rest3 →put/set somebody’s mind at rest4 →come to rest5 →give it a rest6 →give something a rest7 →at rest8 →and all the rest of it9 →and the rest10 →lay/put something to rest11 →lay somebody to rest12music [countable]a)APMa period of silence of a particular length in a piece of musicb)APMa written sign that shows how long the period of silence should be →headrest, footrest, backrest, → and the rest is historyat history(10)COLLOCATIONSverbshave/take a restI’m going upstairs to have a rest.get some restYou’d better get some rest if you’re driving back tonight.deserve a restI think we deserve a rest after all that hard work.adjectivesa well-earned/well-deserved rest (=a rest after working hard)Our players are taking a well-earned rest before the start of the new season.a complete restThe doctor had advised a complete rest for a fortnight.a little/short restHe decided to stop and take a short rest.a long restWhat I need is a nice long rest.a good rest (=a complete rest that relaxes you)I’m sure you need a good rest.rest + NOUNa rest day/periodThe crew had a three hour rest period before their next flight.
restrest2 ●●●S3W3 verb 🔊 🔊 1relax [intransitive]REST to stop working or doing an activity for a time and sit down or lie down to relax 🔊 If you’re tired, we’ll stop and rest for a while.2support something [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]SUPPORT/HOLD UP to support an object or part of your body by putting it on or against something, or to be supported in this way → leanrest (something) against/on something 🔊 Rest your head on my shoulder. 🔊 Brassard rested his elbows on the table and leaned forward. 🔊 Their bikes were resting against the wall.3 →rest your feet/legs/eyes etc4 →let the matter rest5 →rest assured (that)6 →somebody will not rest until ...7dead personMXDEAD [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] literary if a dead person rests somewhere, they are buried there 🔊 My mother rests beside my father in the family graveyard.somebody’s last/final resting place (=the place where someone is buried)rest in peace (=often written on a grave)8 →rest on your laurels9 →I rest my case10 →rest easyTHESAURUSrest to stop working or stop being active, and sit down or lie down so that you become less tiredIf you’re tired, we’ll stop and rest for a while.The doctor told me to take some time off work and try to rest.take a rest (also have a rest especially British English) to stop what you are doing for a period of time so that you can relaxMurray will now take a rest before the competition next month.There was a TV in the hotel room, and sometimes I escaped up there to have a rest.A spokesman said that the Senator needed to take a rest from the campaign activity.take a break (also have a break especially British English) to stop what you are doing for a short time, so that you can rest or do something else – often used about stopping a meeting, class etc for a short timeIs it all right if we have a short break at about 10:30?I spoke to the actor as he was taking a break from rehearsals.Let’s take a break now for coffee.take it easy (also take things easy) to do things gently and with less effort than usual, in order to avoid becoming worried or tired, especially because you are not feeling strong or healthyAfter the operation, she decided to take things easy for a month or two.I thought I’d take it easy tonight.put your feet up informal to rest for a short time after a tiring activity, especially by sitting with your feet resting on somethingKate poured herself a drink and put her feet up.When you’re pregnant and doing a full-time job, you must find time to put your feet up.chill/chill out informal to spend time relaxing and doing things that do not need a lot of effort – used by young peopleWe chilled out in front of the TV with a couple of beers.I like chilling with the guys and playing pool or watching movies. →rest on/upon something →rest with somebody→ See Verb table