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noun rest pronunciation in American English /rest/
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  1. 1
    [singular] the people or things that remain
    Jim had become separated from the rest and gotten completely lost.
    rest of: The rest of the gang’s leaders were either dead or in jail.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a period of time that you spend relaxing or sleeping after doing something tiring
    Can we stop for a minute? I need a rest.
    He was ordered to have complete rest after his heart attack.
    rest from: She took a well-earned rest from her studies.
    take/have a rest: He took a short rest in the afternoon.
    get some rest: You should go and get some rest before tonight’s performance.
  3. 3
    [countable] an object used for supporting something
    “Well?” she demanded, as he replaced the receiver on its rest.


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