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[ verb ] rest on for support

Examples

"you can lean on me if you get tired"

Used in print

(Los Angeles Times...)

In_this_way , you can arrange his legs and arms in any desired position , with feet , or one foot , barely resting_on the pedestal .

(The Wall Street Journal,...)

A tribe in ancient India believed the earth was a huge tea_tray resting_on the backs of three giant elephants , which in_turn stood on the shell of a great tortoise .

(Ann Carnahan, Nick Manero's Cook-out Barbeque...)

For roasts , insert meat_thermometer diagonally so it does not rest_on bone .

(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)

Placement is important because the rear seat , bunks and front jump_seats rest_on or are fastened to many_of the side battens .

(William H. Ittelson and Samuel B. Kutash,...)

There was a significantly greater number in_this group who reported a desk as being in a tilted position while a tennis_ball resting_on it remained stationary on the incline .

Related terms

touch

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[ verb ] be based on; of theories and claims, for example

Examples

"What's this new evidence based on?"

Used in print

(Schuyler Cammann, "The Magic Square of Three in...)

Whereas the primary meanings of the Lo_Shu diagram seemed to have been based on its inner mathematical properties - and we shall see that even its secondary meanings rested_on some mathematical bases - the urgent desire to place everything into categories of fives led to other groupings based on other numbers , until an exaggerated emphasis on mere numerology pervaded Chinese thought .

(Rhode Island Legislative Council. Research Report...)

In_that ownership of all vehicles rests with the state motor_pool , cars are paid for with funds appropriated to the agencies but transferred to the rotary fund mentioned earlier .

Related terms

depend_on owe

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