rest against

rest something against something

to lean or position something against something, allowing it to bear part of the weight of the thing being rested. Rest the heavy end of the box against the wall and we'll slide it down the stairs. Please rest the board against something solid while you paint it.
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rest against someone or something

to lean against someone or something; to take a rest period positioned against someone or something. The child rested against his father until it was time to board the train. A fishing pole rested against the side of the garage, ready to go to work.
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References in classic literature ?
She gave a contented little sigh, and let her head rest against his shoulder.
As he talked, he forgot to smoke, and, leaning quite casually against the chair, with arrant carelessness allowed the live coal at the end of his cigar to rest against the tip of one of Kwaque's twisted fingers.
Daughtry," Walter Merritt Emory went on enthusiastically, while he held the steward's eyes with his and while all the time the live end of the cigar continued to rest against Kwaque's finger, "the older I get the more convinced I am that there are too many ill-advised and hasty operations.
He has been in rigid bondage so long that the large liberty of the university life is just what he needs and likes and thoroughly appreciates; and as it cannot last forever, he makes the most of it while it does last, and so lays up a good rest against the day that must see him put on the chains once more and enter the slavery of official or professional life.
I have passed through many lands and isles and countries," he says, "and now am come to rest against my will.
Dearly, however, did my father purchase the praise of a zealous friend; and yet did his proof of loyalty to Henry fall far short of what I am about to afford; for rather would I assail a whole calendar of saints, than put spear in rest against C
Jane's study showed that 42% of all ISIL fighting in Syria was against Assad-backed forces, with just 17% against the Kurdish YPG, and the rest against rival militant factions, including the Turkish-backed groups and al-Qaeda's al-Nusra Front group, Anti War reported.
The clips rest against the drywall, automatically squaring the door with the wall.
Khanzada informed a total of 57 complaints had been registered, 37 against Ashraf Ghani, three against Abdullah and the rest against security forces.
In Division One, a midweek game ended in a close 1-0 victory for The Travellers Rest against The Coachman - Scott Revell the goalscorer.
One of the derailed cars came to rest against a barn after damaging trees between the tracks and the barn.
The airplane subsequently slid along the shoulder and down an embankment, where it came to rest against a power distribution pole.
HIBS defender Ryan McGivern is eager to lay a couple of dismal stats to rest against Azerbaijan at Windsor Park tomorrow night.
OFF- ROADING: The car comes to rest against the house
Spurned Claire Holley, 31, got drunk and ploughed through the glass doors in her ex's Ford Focus, coming to rest against the reception desk where he worked, Bolton Crown Court heard.