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rest2 S3 W3
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.
to support an object or part of your body by putting it on or against something, or to be supported in this way [↪ lean]
support something[intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition]
rest (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.
to stop using a part of your body because it is feeling sore or tired:
I need to sit down and rest my legs.
4 also let it rest
to stop discussing or dealing with something:
The man apologized, but Aunt Matilda refused to let the matter rest.
used to tell someone not to worry, because what you say about a situation is true:
You may rest assured that it will be ready on time.
if you will not rest until something happens, you will not be satisfied until it happens:
We will not rest until the murderer is found.
if a dead person rests somewhere, they are buried there:
dead personMX [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] literary
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)
to be satisfied with what you have done, so that you do not make any further effort
used by a lawyer when they have finished trying to prove something in a court of law
used when something happens or is said which proves that you were right - used humorously
to relax and stop worrying:
I can rest easy, knowing everything's under control.
rest on/upon somethingphrasal verb
to depend on something:
Success in management ultimately rests on good judgment.
to be based on a particular idea or set of facts:
The case against my client rests entirely on circumstantial evidence.
if your eyes rest on something, you notice it and look at it:
His eyes rested on a small figure in the distance.
rest with somebodyphrasal verb
The final decision rests with the President.