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English definition of “rest”

rest

verb [I/T] (RELAX)   /rest/
to stop being active for a period of time in order to relax and get back your strength , or to cause someone or something to stop doing an activity in order to get back strength : [I] We hiked for five miles and then rested for a while. [T] The coach decided to rest some of the team’s starters tomorrow night . [T] I just need to sit down and rest my legs .
(Definition of rest verb (RELAX) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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