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English definition of “rest”

rest

verb
 
 
/rest/
B1 [I] to relax or sleep because you are tired after doing an activity or because you are sick: Pete's resting after his long drive.Sleep and sleepingStaying and remainingWaiting
rest your eyes/feet/legs, etc B2 to stop using your eyes/feet, etc for a while because they are tiredPauses and interludes
rest (sth) on/against, etc If something rests somewhere, or if you rest it somewhere, it is supported by something else: She rested her elbows on the table. → See also rest on your laurelsPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
(Definition of rest verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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