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rest 1

American English: /rɛst/
British English: /rɛst/

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (relax) don't disturb him: he's resting
    no lo molestes, que está descansando
    he could not rest until he knew she was safe
    no se tranquilizó hasta saber que estaba a salvo
    to rest easy
    estar tranquilo
    since the Broadway show I've been resting (Theater)
    desde la actuación en Broadway no he trabajado
    Example sentences
    • You should return to dry land rested, relaxed and restored.
    • He agreed to stay at the castle to be waited upon hand and foot and to rest up for their return to the Tower.
    • The purpose of the holiday at the end of the year is to rest up and chill out after a busy competitive season.
    1.2 (lie buried) [literary] may she rest in peace
    que en paz descanse
    Example sentences
    • His body rests in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, a small chantry chapel adjoining the north choir aisle and only completed in 1969.
    • The body rests among greenery, a symbol of life and rejuvenation.
    • Isis looked long at the sarcophagus, if the legends were true the body of Osiris rested in the stone structure in front of her.
    Example sentences
    • Emmanuel looked around the room and caught sight of the pistols; his eyes rested on the weapons, and he pointed to them.
    • Luke said with a frown, his blue eyes finally resting on the table in front of him.
    • He scanned the bushes and his eyes rested upon a wisp of red at the base of a bush.
  • 2 2.1 (be supported)to rest on somethinghis head rested on my shoulder
    tenía la cabeza recostada en or apoyada sobre mi hombro
    her hand resting on the Bible
    con la mano sobre la Biblia
    the structure rests on eight massive pillars
    la estructura descansa sobre ocho columnas gigantescas
    a heavy responsibility rests on him
    una gran responsabilidad pesa sobre sus hombros
    to rest against somethingthe broom was resting against the wall
    la escoba estaba apoyada contra la pared
    Example sentences
    • For all other rifle events in the standing position, the rifle rests against the shoulder and the left arm can be supported on the chest or hip.
    • He didn't rise when Hunter entered; he stayed in the cross legged position, his hands resting comfortably on his knees.
    • Start from an almost flat position with hands resting behind head and elbows out to the sides.
    2.2 (be based, depend)to rest on something
    (argument/theory)
    estar basado or basarse en algo
    descansar sobre algo
    now everything rests on their goodwill
    ahora todo depende de su buena voluntad
    Example sentences
    • The revenue base for this system rests upon a simple proposition - that consumers have no close substitute for the use of the land - based, wireline, circuit - switched, telephone system.
    • Thus the moral/legal element in scripture (the halacha) rests upon a narrative base (the agada).
    • Our current knowledge base rests on small studies and special surveillance systems, with a few examples of survey data.
    2.3 (stop)to rest on something/somebody
    (eyes/gaze)
    detenerse or [literary] posarse sobre algo/alguien
    Example sentences
    • I think that the matter might have rested there if it were not for the fact that many schools, and their teachers and students, felt cheated.
    • After all, surely this organisation could put the matter to rest once and for all.
    • So far as the Newsletter is concerned, I think it is probably best to let the matter rest for the time being.
  • 3 3.1 (be responsibility of)to rest with somebody
    (responsibility)
    recaer sobre alguien
    it rests with us to decide
    la decisión es responsabilidad nuestra
    nos corresponde a nosotros decidir
    Example sentences
    • The ultimate responsibility rests with those who refuse to change racist structures and policies.
    • Ultimate responsibility rests with the board, which was doubled from six members to 12.
    • The ultimate responsibility for screening newborns rests with the attending physician.
    3.2 (Law)the prosecution/defense rests
    ha terminado el alegato del fiscal/de la defensa
    Example sentences
    • Prosecution rested, you rested and the jury went out and came back.
    • The District Attorney said last week that the prosecution would rest today.
    • Both the defence and prosecution rested in the fifth day of the trial after Jones testified against him for a second time.

transitive verb

  • 1 (relax) I stopped for a while to rest my feet/eyes
    paré un rato para descansar los pies/ojos
    we stopped to rest the horses
    paramos para que descansaran los caballos
    God rest his soul
    que Dios lo tenga en su gloria
    que en paz descanse
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  • 2 2.1 (place for support) to rest something on/against something
    apoyar algo en or sobre/contra algo
    Example sentences
    • He adjusted his position to rest his arm against the chair beside him and motioned toward her.
    • I then lay my arms out on the table, next to her elbows and rested my cheek against hers.
    • He turned slightly to face her, resting his arm and elbow upon the back of the bench.
    2.2 (let linger) [literary]to rest one's eyes/gaze on somebody/something
    posar los ojos/la mirada en or sobre alguien/algo [literary]

noun

  • 1 1.1 countable (break) to have a rest
    tomarse un descanso
    rest from somethingwe went to the country for a rest from city life
    fuimos al campo para descansar de la vida de ciudad
    I need a rest from cooking
    necesito descansar de la cocina
    to give something a rest [colloquial]
    dejar de hacer algo
    I wish he'd give the self-pity a rest
    ojalá dejara de autoconmiserarse
    give it a rest!
    ¡basta ya!
    ¡cambia de disco! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • We cannot afford the luxury of cooling off periods, rests or breaks.
    • Power was exhaustible and requires to be replenished by periods of rests.
    • By the end of last year, he had nothing left in the tank, and he was planning a complete rest until he felt the urge to pick up a racquet.
    1.2 uncountable (relaxation) Sunday is my day of rest
    el domingo es mi día de descanso or de reposo
    try to get some/a good night's rest
    trata de descansar un poco/de dormir bien esta noche
    those children give me no rest
    esos niños no me dan tregua or respiro
    to lay somebody to rest [euphemistic]
    enterrar or [formal] dar sepultura a alguien
    to lay something to rest
    enterrar algo
    (before noun) (day/period)
    de descanso
  • 2 uncountable (motionlessness) a body at rest
    un cuerpo en reposo
    to come to rest
    detenerse
    his eyes came to rest on the letter
    sus ojos se posaron sobre la carta [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Each atom has an unchanging shape and size and a changeable degree of motion or rest.
    • In the beginning in his omnipotence he created matter, along with its motion and rest.
    • The three other rooms in the exhibition are devoted to food and drink, sleep and wakefulness, and motion and rest.
  • 3 countable 3.1 (in billiards)
    Example sentences
    • Traditionally when a player uses the rest, the player's hands are quite close together.
    • I was busy laughing at him as he was having to use all the furniture (extended cue, extended rest etc).
    • Protect your furniture and your cues with this beautiful Luxury Leather Cue Rest with moveable arms and protective feet.
    3.2 (support)
  • 4 countable 4.1 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • The clefs, rests, and expression marks such as slurs and phrasing, even the thickness of the staves, make up a complex pictorial and typographical unity.
    • As he progresses, he will also learn to distinguish various musical expressions such as time signature, rests, and tempo.
    • Long drawn lines interspersed amid the text act as scripted silences, musical rests.
    4.2 (in poetry)
    Example sentences
    • The second striking point was the way the rests and pauses were manipulated and utilised to characterise the entire performance.
    • The measure of five syllables is almost always inconvenient in utterance and should be broken up, by a rest, into two portions.
    • The verse is clearly to be read aloud as three beats followed by a rest, followed by three more beats, followed by a rest — and therefore as two tetrameters in a row, each of which has its fourth beat silent.

Phrasal verbs

rest up

verb + adverb (American English)

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rest 2
American English: /rɛst/
British English: /rɛst/

noun

  • uncountable (remainder) the restthe rest of the money is mine
    el resto del dinero es mío
    el dinero restante es mío
    the rest of them have finished
    los demás han terminado
    the rest of the children
    los demás niños
    los otros niños
    the rest of the world/time/class
    el resto del mundo/del tiempo/de la clase
    we decided on the dates and the travel agent did the rest
    nosotros escogimos las fechas y el agente de viajes se encargó del resto or de lo demás
    and all the rest of it I kept one photo and sent the rest to my sister
    me quedé con una foto y el resto se lo mandé or las demás se las mandé a mi hermana
    he'll have to pay like the rest of us
    va a tener que pagar como todos los demás
    Example sentences
    • What this means in terms of trade relations with the rest of the world remains to be seen.
    • She stormed off somewhere and I didn't see her the rest of the night.
    • We lost sight of them a short time later, and didn't run into them the rest of the night.
    Example sentences
    • The programmer bowed his head along with the rest of them but remained unmoved.
    • The rest of the rules remain the same so any posts you find must be recent etc.
    • The rest of us remained silent, watching Devin and Jonas and waiting for their cues.

intransitive verb

  • (remain) rest assured that …
    quédese tranquilo or no se preocupe, que …
    tenga la seguridad de que …
    let the matter rest
    mejor no decir ( or hacer etc) nada más
    it would have rested there if …
    eso habría sido todo or el asunto habría quedado ahí si …
    Example sentences
    • Whatever the case, you may rest assured that his tone remains hauntingly elegiac at all times.
    • So, when its time for bed, you can rest assured that you're in good company.
    • He said their families can rest assured that their sons and daughters died for a noble cause.

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