Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rest on sb/sth”

rest on sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with rest   /rest/ us  
If your eyes rest on something or someone when you are looking around an area, you start looking only at that particular object or person: Her eyes rested on a small wooden box at the back of the shop.
(Definition of rest on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rest on sb/sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “rest on sb/sth”

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More