rest upon

rest upon
rest (up)on (Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable: depend on (or upon), hang on, hang upon, hinge on (or upon), turn on, turn upon. See START.

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  • rest upon — phrasal verb rest on or rest upon [transitive] Word forms rest on : present tense I/you/we/they rest on he/she/it rests on present participle resting on past tense rested on past participle rested on rest on something to be based on something The …   English dictionary

  • rest upon — ˈrest on ˈrest u ˌpon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rest on he/she/it rests on present participle resting on …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Rest — Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rest house — Rest Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rest-harrow — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rest on — phrasal verb rest on or rest upon [transitive] Word forms rest on : present tense I/you/we/they rest on he/she/it rests on present participle resting on past tense rested on past participle rested on rest on something to be based on something The …   English dictionary

  • rest on/upon — [phrasal verb] 1 rest on/upon (someone or something) 1 a : to depend or rely on (someone or something) All our hopes rested on one man. 1 b : to stop moving and look at (someone or something) His eyes/gaze rested on the letter. 2 rest on/upon ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rest area — Rest stop redirects here. For the film, see Rest Stop (film). For the Stephen King story, see Rest Stop (short story). Lay by redirects here. For the form of installment purchase, see Layaway. Rest area on northbound Interstate 81 at milepost 262 …   Wikipedia

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