English version

rest on/upon something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrest on/upon something phrasal verb1 formalDEPEND/IT DEPENDS to depend on something Success in management ultimately rests on good judgment.2 formal to be based on a particular idea or set of facts The case against my client rests entirely on circumstantial evidence.3 LOOK ATif your eyes rest on something, you notice it and look at it His eyes rested on a small figure in the distance. rest→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rest on/upon Both objections rest on a yet broader objection.White fronted geese Back at Cley, a long-tailed duck rested on Arnold's Marsh.Some observers have drawn attention to the fact that such assumptions themselves rest on flimsy foundations.She wears a dark print dress with a black lace collar; her large hands rest on her lap.His hands rested on his abdomen.It ceased abruptly and her gaze left his to wander down his body, stopping only to rest upon his nakedness.Cursing, he repositioned himself by the hole and lowered his arm in until his shoulder was resting on the floorboards.The planter rested on thick beige carpeting that helped deaden the bone-shaking noise of aircraft launching and recovery operations.
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Verb table
rest
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrest
he, she, itrests
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrested
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rested
he, she, ithas rested
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rested
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rest
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rested
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam resting
he, she, itis resting
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you, we, theyare resting
Past
I, he, she, itwas resting
you, we, theywere resting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been resting
he, she, ithas been resting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been resting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be resting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been resting
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