bring to rest

bring (something) to rest

To stop the forward progress of something, such as a machine or project. The speeding police car, with its flashing lights and siren, brought all the other cars to rest. Unfortunately, a broken printer has brought the mailing project to rest.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring something to rest

to cause a machine, vehicle, or process to stop. Jill brought the car to rest against the curb. The car was brought to rest against the curb.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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