rest from (doing) (something)

rest from (doing) (something)

To stop doing some activity in order to recover one's physical or mental energy. We decided to rest from painting the house and have a cold drink in the shade. Why don't you come downstairs and rest from studying for a while.
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rest from something

to take it easy and recover from something. I need to take a few minutes and rest from all that exertion. When you have rested from your running, please come in here and help me.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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