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.
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