- 1 1.1 (relax) don't disturb him: he's restinghe could not rest until he knew she was safeno lo molestes, que está descansandoto rest easyno se tranquilizó hasta saber que estaba a salvosince the Broadway show I've been resting (Theater)estar tranquilo1.2 (lie buried) [literary] may she rest in peacedesde la actuación en Broadway no he trabajadoque en paz descanseExample 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.
- 2 2.1 (be supported)to rest
onsomethinghis head rested on my shoulderher hand resting on the Bibletenía la cabeza recostada en or apoyada sobre mi hombrothe structure rests on eight massive pillarscon la mano sobre la Bibliaa heavy responsibility rests on himla estructura descansa sobre ocho columnas gigantescasto restuna gran responsabilidad pesa sobre sus hombros againstsomethingthe broom was resting against the wall2.2 (be based, depend) See examples:to restla escoba estaba apoyada contra la pared onsomething(argument/theory)now everything rests on their goodwillestar basado or basarse enalgodescansar sobrealgoahora todo depende de su buena voluntadExample sentences2.3 (stop) See examples:to rest
- 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.
onsomething/somebody(eyes/gaze)detenerse or [literary] posarse sobrealgo/alguienExample 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.
- 3 3.1 (be responsibility of) See examples:to rest
withsomebody(responsibility)it rests with us to deciderecaer sobrealguien3.2 (Law)the prosecution/defense restsla decisión es responsabilidad nuestranos corresponde a nosotros decidirha terminado el alegato del fiscal/de la defensaExample 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.
- 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.
- 1 (relax) I stopped for a while to rest my feet/eyeswe stopped to rest the horsesparé un rato para descansar los pies/ojosGod rest his soulparamos para que descansaran los caballos→ case1 5que Dios lo tenga en su gloriaque en paz descanseExample 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.
- 2 2.1 (place for support) to rest something
on/ againstsomething2.2 (let linger) [literary]to rest one's eyes/gaze on somebody/somethingapoyar algo enor sobre/ contraalgoposar los ojos/la mirada en or sobre alguien/algo [literary]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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 countable (break) to have a restresttomarse un descanso
fromsomethingwe went to the country for a rest from city lifeI need a rest from cookingfuimos al campo para descansar de la vida de ciudadto give something a rest [colloquial]necesito descansar de la cocinaI wish he'd give the self-pity a restdejar de hacer algogive it a rest!ojalá dejara de autoconmiserarse1.2 uncountable (relaxation) Sunday is my day of rest¡basta ya!¡cambia de disco! [colloquial]try to get some/a good night's restel domingo es mi día de descanso or de reposothose children give me no resttrata de descansar un poco/de dormir bien esta nocheto lay somebody to rest [euphemistic]esos niños no me dan tregua or respiroto lay something to restenterrar or [formal] dar sepultura a alguienenterrar algo(before noun) (day/period)de descansoExample 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.
- 2 uncountable (motionlessness) a body at restto come to restun cuerpo en reposohis eyes came to rest on the letterdetenersesus 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) 3.2 (support)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.
- 4 countable 4.1 (Music) 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.
- 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.
- uncountable (remainder) See examples: the restthe rest of the money is minethe rest of them have finishedel resto del dinero es míoel dinero restante es míothe rest of the childrenlos demás han terminadothe rest of the world/time/classlos demás niñoslos otros niñoswe decided on the dates and the travel agent did the restel resto del mundo/del tiempo/de la claseand all the rest of itnosotros escogimos las fechas y el agente de viajes se encargó del resto or de lo demásI kept one photo and sent the rest to my sistery todo esohe'll have to pay like the rest of usme quedé con una foto y el resto se lo mandé or las demás se las mandé a mi hermanava a tener que pagar como todos los demás
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