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restverb

uk /rest/ us /rest/

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

(使)暫停,(使)停止;(使)休息
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

(演員)沒有接到戲而呆在家裡
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

(律師出庭用語)陳述完畢。

More examples

  • "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)

[ 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

躺;倚;靠
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。

More examples

  • She sat behind the table, her chin resting in her hands.
  • They rested the mirror against the wall.
  • The dome rests on four marble columns.
  • He rested his head on the cushion.
  • The elephants were standing in a line with their front legs resting on each other's backs.

rest verb (REMAIN)

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

保持不變
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。

restnoun

uk /rest/ us /rest/

rest noun (OTHER PART)

the rest [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

More examples

  • 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.

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

剩餘部分;其餘;其餘的人
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

(使)暫停,(使)停止;(使)休息
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

(音樂的)休止,休止符
a minim rest 二分休止符
at rest

not doing anything active, or not moving

靜止;不動;休息
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

(死亡的委婉說法)長眠,安息
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

(通常在某個地方)停止,停下來,靜止下來
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。

More examples

  • 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.

rest noun (SUPPORT)

[ C ] an object that supports the weight of something

支撐物;支架;基座
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)