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'rest (third-person singular simple present 'rests, present participle 'resting, simple past and past participle 'rested)

  1. Contraction of arrest (to capture a criminal)
    • 1928 arr: Misisipi John Hurt Stack O'Lee Blues
      Police officer how can it be/You can 'rest everybody but cruel Stack O'Lee

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