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rest1 British & World English

Cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength

rest2 British & World English

The remaining part of something

sleep easy British & World English

Go to sleep without (or be untroubled by) worries

let something drop British & World English

Say or do no more about a matter

at rest British & World English

Not moving or exerting oneself

bed rest British & World English

Confinement of an invalid to bed as part of treatment

rest area British & World English

North American term for lay-by.

rest cure British & World English

A period spent in inactivity or leisure with the intention of improving one’s physical or mental health

rest day British & World English

A day spent in rest, especially as an interlude between periods of activity

rest home British & World English

A residential institution where old or frail people are cared for

rest mass British & World English

The mass of a body when at rest

leg rest British & World English

A support for a seated person’s leg

rest frame British & World English

A frame of reference relative to which a given body is at rest

rest house British & World English

(In parts of Asia and Africa) a house or small hotel offering accommodation for travellers

knife rest British & World English

A metal or glass support for a carving knife or carving fork at table

come to rest British & World English

Stop moving; settle

and the rest British & World English

Used to assert that something is an understatement

and the rest British & World English

And everything else of a similar type that might be mentioned

for the rest British & World English

As far as other matters are concerned

day of rest British & World English

A day in the week set aside from normal work or activity, typically Sunday on religious grounds

chapel of rest British & World English

An undertaker’s mortuary, where bodies are kept before a funeral

rest his soul British & World English

Used to express a wish that God should grant someone’s soul peace

at rest in rest1 British & World English

Not moving or exerting oneself

give it a rest British & World English

Used to ask someone to stop talking about something that the speaker finds irritating

rest one's case British & World English

Conclude one’s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit

sleep easy in easy British & World English

Go to sleep without (or be untroubled by) worries

rest on one's oars British & World English

Relax one’s efforts

the rest is history British & World English

Used to indicate that the events succeeding those already related are so well known that they need not be recounted again

rest on one's laurels British & World English

Be so satisfied with what one has already done or achieved that one makes no further effort

let something drop in let1 British & World English

Say or do no more about a matter

no rest for the wicked British & World English

The speaker’s heavy workload or lack of tranquillity is due to their sinful life

rest one's case in rest1 British & World English

Conclude one’s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit

rest his soul in rest1 British & World English

Used to express a wish that God should grant someone’s soul peace

and the rest in rest2 British & World English

Used to assert that something is an understatement

and the rest in rest2 British & World English

And everything else of a similar type that might be mentioned

for the rest in rest2 British & World English

As far as other matters are concerned

rest on/upon in rest1 British & World English

(Of a look) alight or be steadily directed on

give it a rest in rest1 British & World English

Used to ask someone to stop talking about something that the speaker finds irritating

a change is as good as a rest British & World English

A change of work or occupation can be as restorative or refreshing as a period of relaxation

armrest British & World English

A padded or upholstered arm of a chair or other seat on which a sitter can comfortably rest their arm

rest on one's laurels in laurel British & World English

Be so satisfied with what one has already done or achieved that one makes no further effort

the rest is history in history British & World English

Used to indicate that the events succeeding those already related are so well known that they need not be recounted again

footrest British & World English

A support for the feet or a foot, used when sitting

headrest British & World English

A padded part extending from or fixed to the back of a seat or chair, designed to support the head

rest something in/on in rest1 British & World English

Place hope, trust, or confidence on or in

come to/into in come British & World English

Reach or be brought to a specified situation or result


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