- 1 1.1 (relax) don't disturb him: he's restingno lo molestes, que está descansandohe could not rest until he knew she was safeno se tranquilizó hasta saber que estaba a salvoto rest easyestar tranquilosince the Broadway show I've been resting (Theater)desde la actuación en Broadway no he trabajadoExample sentences1.2 (lie buried) [literary]
descansar [literary]may she rest in peaceque 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.
- 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.
- 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
onsomethinghis head rested on my shouldertenía la cabeza recostada en or apoyada sobre mi hombroher hand resting on the Biblecon la mano sobre la Bibliathe structure rests on eight massive pillarsla estructura descansa sobre ocho columnas gigantescasa heavy responsibility rests on himuna gran responsabilidad pesa sobre sus hombrosto rest againstsomethingthe broom was resting against the wallla escoba estaba apoyada contra la paredExample sentences2.2 (be based, depend)to rest
- 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.
onsomething(argument/theory)now everything rests on their goodwill
estar basado or basarse
sobrealgoahora todo depende de su buena voluntadExample sentences2.3 (stop)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.
detenerse or [literary] posarse
- 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
withsomebody(responsibility)it rests with us to decide
sobrealguienla decisión es responsabilidad nuestra
nos corresponde a nosotros decidirExample sentences3.2 (Law)the prosecution/defense rests
ha terminado el alegato del fiscal/de la defensaExample 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.
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (place for support) to rest something
on/ againstsomethingapoyar algo enor sobre/ contraalgoExample sentences2.2 (let linger) [literary]to rest one's eyes/gaze on somebody/something
posar los ojos/la mirada en or sobre alguien/algo [literary]
- 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 resttomarse un descansorest
fromsomethingwe went to the country for a rest from city lifefuimos al campo para descansar de la vida de ciudadI need a rest from cookingnecesito descansar de la cocinato give something a rest [colloquial]dejar de hacer algoI wish he'd give the self-pity a restojalá dejara de autoconmiserarsegive it a rest!¡basta ya!¡cambia de disco! [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 uncountable (relaxation) Sunday is my day of rest
el domingo es mi día de descanso or de reposotry to get some/a good night's resttrata de descansar un poco/de dormir bien esta nochethose children give me no restesos niños no me dan tregua or respiroto lay somebody to rest [euphemistic]enterrar a alguiendar sepultura a alguien [formal]to lay something to restenterrar algo(before noun) (day/period)
- 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 restun cuerpo en reposoto come to restdetenersehis eyes came to rest on the lettersus 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 sentences3.2 (support)
- 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)Example sentences4.2 (in poetry)
- 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.
- 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.
- uncountable (remainder) the restthe rest of the money is mineel resto del dinero es míothe rest of them have finished
el dinero restante es míolos demás han terminadothe rest of the childrenlos demás niñosthe rest of the world/time/class
los otros niñosel resto del mundo/del tiempo/de la clasewe decided on the dates and the travel agent did the restnosotros escogimos las fechas y el agente de viajes se encargó del resto or de lo demásand all the rest of ity todo esoI kept one photo and sent the rest to my sister
etcétera, etcéterame quedé con una foto y el resto se lo mandé or las demás se las mandé a mi hermanahe'll have to pay like the rest of usva a tener que pagar como todos los demásExample 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.
- 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.
- (remain) rest assured that …quédese tranquilo or no se preocupe, que …let the matter rest
tenga la seguridad de que …mejor no decir ( or hacer etc) nada másit 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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