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be laid to rest

1. To be buried in a grave after having died. My poor mother was finally laid to rest after a long, painful fight with cancer. I want to be laid to rest with the seed of a tree, so that instead of a headstone, I might have a living testament to my resting place.
2. To be resolved, ended, or set straight, as with a problem or dispute. Well, I'm glad that point of contention between you two has finally been laid to rest. The brothers' rivalry was laid to rest after both agreed to share their father's estate equally.
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Charlie, whose video shop was laid to rest by the arrival of Blockbuster, now has a script he hopes someone on the film crew will read.
Mr Ogunboro's family and friends were today gathering at St Bernard's church,on Kingsley Road,Toxteth,for the funeral service,before he was laid to rest at Smithdown cemetery.
Brother Juggler's body was laid to rest on Tuesday and the whole monastery said prayers for him.
Following a miles-long procession to Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Hollywood Hills, Kuredjian was laid to rest.