Translation of "rest" - English-Traditional 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. 醫生告訴他應該休息幾天。
He looked away from the computer screen to rest his eyes. 他把視線從電腦螢幕上移開,讓眼睛休息一下。
She promised that she would not rest (= would not stop looking) until the murderer of her son was caught and imprisoned. 她發誓殺害她兒子的兇手不被捕入獄,她就不會善罷甘休。
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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. 任何時候都有超過90%的職業演員無戲可演。
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. 她把頭靠在我的肩膀上。
The bicycle was resting against the wall. 腳踏車靠牆放著。

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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. 我們一定要跟委員會商討這個問題——我們不能聽之任之。


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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. 我班上有兩個特別聰明的學生,但是其他人都表現平平。
I'll keep a third of the money and the rest is for you. 錢我留下1/3,其餘的歸你。
Do you have anything planned for the rest of the day? 這天剩餘的時間你安排甚麽事了嗎?

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. 他們把鋼琴搬到樓上後,停下來休息了一會兒兒。
The doctor prescribed some pills and told her to get/have a week's rest. 醫生開了些藥,並囑咐她休息一周。

[ 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. 她在安靜狀態下心跳每分鐘只有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. 你父親一生坎坷,但是他現在可以安息了。
come to rest

to stop, usually in a particular place

The car hit the kerb, rolled over and came to rest in a ditch. 汽車撞到馬路邊石上,翻滾到路溝裡停了下來。

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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. 我用一疊書作望遠鏡支架。
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(Translation of “rest” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)