rest verb (STOP)
She promised that she would not rest (= would not stop looking) until the murderer of her son was caught and imprisoned. 她发誓杀害她儿子的凶手不被捕入狱，她就不会善罢罢休。
be resting informal
I rest my case also my case rests specialized
- "You look tired - you should go home and rest." "I'm going to do precisely that."
- My doctor said I was looking run-down and ought to take some time to rest.
- We travelled by night and rested by day.
- She was told to stay in bed to rest her injured back.
- Feeling tired-out is Nature's way of telling you to rest.
rest verb (SUPPORT)
rest verb (REMAIN)
rest noun (OTHER PART)
the rest [ S, + sing/pl verb ]
- You deposit 20% now and pay the rest when the car is delivered.
- He read her letter aloud to the rest of the family.
- He's a very good example to the rest of the class.
- It's a very nice sofa but it doesn't fit in with the rest of the room.
- One motorbike peeled away from the formation and circled round behind the rest.
rest noun (STOP)
a minim rest 二分休止符
come to rest
- It's not a good idea to drive for hours without a rest.
- Chris phoned to say they'd arrived safely, so that really put my mind at rest.
- After six hours work in the garden, we sat down for a much-needed rest.
- I'm not tired at the moment but I will need a rest at some stage during the walk.
- The elderly generally need far less rest than the young, and tend to sleep in several short stretches.