HyperDic: rest_on

English > 2 senses of the expression rest on:
VERBcontactrest on, lean on, lean againstrest on for support
stativerest on, repose on, build on, build uponbe based on
English > rest on: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningrest on for support.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymslean on, lean against
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
See alsorestnot move
English > rest on: 2 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe based on; of theories and claims, for example.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsrepose on, build on, build upon
NarroweroweBe indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense
Broaderdepend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge uponBe contingent on
See alsorestnot move
Spanishbasarse, descansar

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