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verb rest pronunciation in British English /rest/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrest
he/she/itrests
present participleresting
past tenserested
past participlerested
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to spend a period of time relaxing or sleeping after doing something tiring
    It would be nice to sit down and rest for a while.
    She rested in her chair with her head back.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to not use a part of your body that is tired or injured so that it can get better
      rest your eyes: He read to her for an hour while she rested her eyes.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to put something somewhere for support, especially a part of your body
    rest something on/against something: She rested her head against a cushion.
    He picked up his briefcase, resting it on the desk.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be supported on, against, or in something
      rest on/against/in: John was now asleep, with his head resting on my shoulder.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if your eyes rest on someone or something, you look at that person or thing for a period of time
    rest on: She let her gaze rest on his face for a moment.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] a word meaning to be buried somewhere, used when you think it will upset someone if you say this word
    rest in/beside etc: He rests in Oakhampton churchyard.
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