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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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Patil who had visited the schools on Saturday, said, "The fear which spread amongst parents that swine flu was spreading has been brought to rest by closing the schools.
(Tuesday), when he is brought to rest in the earth of the Valley, we will remember that Ilan was plucked in his prime, at the zenith of his aspirations, and at a time when he acquired world fame.
The portable shrine is then carried through the village to entertain the gods, and brought to rest in the fields at the temporary, field shrine to spread the energy of the kami and encourage a bountiful harvest.