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English definition of “rest”

rest

verb [I/T] (SUPPORT)   /rest/
to lie or lean on something, or to put something on something else so that its weight is supported: [T] She rested her elbows on the table.
(Definition of rest verb (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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