Translation of "rest" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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rest verb (STOP)

B1 [ I or T ] to (cause someone or something to) stop doing a particular activity or stop being active for a period of time in order to relax and get back your strength

The doctor told him that he should rest for a few days. 医生告诉他应该休息几天。
He looked away from the computer screen to rest his eyes. 他把视线从电脑显示屏上移开,让眼睛休息一下。
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。
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be resting informal

to be an actor who does not have any work

Over 90 percent of professional actors are resting at any given time. 任何时候都有超过90%的职业演员无戏可演。
I rest my case also my case rests specialized

said by lawyers in a law court when they have finished the explanation of their case


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rest verb (SUPPORT)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to lie or lean on something, or to put something on something else so that its weight is supported

She rested her head on my shoulder. 她把头靠在我的肩膀上。
The bicycle was resting against the wall. 自行车靠墙放着。

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rest verb (REMAIN)

[ I ] formal to remain in a particular state or place

We cannot allow the matter to rest here (= to remain as it is)- further action has to be taken. 我们一定要跟委员会商讨这个问题——我们不能听之任之。


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rest noun (OTHER PART)

the rest [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

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A2 the other things, people, or parts that remain or that have not been mentioned

I've got two bright students, but the rest are average. 我班上有两个特别聪明的学生,但是其他人都表现平平。
I'll keep a third of the money and the rest is for you. 钱我留下1/3,其余的归你。
Do you have anything planned for the rest of the day? 这天剩余的时间你安排什么事了吗?

rest noun (STOP)

A2 [ C or U ] a period of time in which you relax, do not do anything active, or sleep

After they had carried the piano up the stairs, they stopped for a rest. 他们把钢琴搬到楼上后,停下来休息了一会儿。
The doctor prescribed some pills and told her to get/have a week's rest. 医生开了些药,并嘱咐她休息一周。

[ C ] specialized music a period of silence between musical notes, or a symbol that represents this

a minim rest 二分休止符
at rest

not doing anything active, or not moving

Her heartbeat is only 55 at rest. 她在安静状态下心跳每分钟只有55次。

used as a polite way to say that someone is dead

Your father was a very troubled man, but he's at rest now. 你父亲一生坎坷,但是他现在可以安息了。
come to rest

to stop, usually in a particular place

The car hit the kerb, rolled over and came to rest in a ditch. 汽车撞到马路牙子上,翻滚到路沟里停了下来。

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rest noun (SUPPORT)

[ C ] an object that supports the weight of something

I used a pile of books as a rest for my telescope. 我用一摞书作望远镜支架。
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(Translation of “rest” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)