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rest (up)on something

to lie on something; to take it easy on something. (upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Here, rest upon this mat. I'll just rest on this chair, thanks.
See also: on, rest

rest on

v.
1. To place, lay, or lean something on some other thing for support, ease, or repose: She rested the vase on the table.
2. To be supported by or based on something: The flowerpot rests on the shelf.
3. To be contingent upon something or someone; depend on something or someone: Whether or not we have a picnic rests on the weather.
See also: on, rest