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Rest

To cease motion, exertion, or labor.

In a lawsuit, a party is said to "rest," or "rest her case," when that party indicates that she has produced all the evidence that she intends to offer at that stage and submits the case either finally, or subject to the right to offer rebutting evidence after her opponent has introduced her evidence.

rest

(Be supported by), verb couch, lay, lean, lie, lounge, perch, prop, recline, squat

rest

(Cease from action), verb abstain, be at ease, be peaceful, be quiet, be still, be tranquil, calm down, cease, come to a standstill, desist, discontinue, end, halt, idle, keep quiet, lounge, pause, recess, relax, repose, retire, settle, stand still, stay, stop, stop work, take a break, take time out, terminate

rest

(End a legal case), verb cease to litigate, complete prosecution, conclude proceeding, end the introduction of evidence, end the presentation of evidence, finish litigaaion, submit the case, terminate a trial
Associated concepts: rest a case
See also: abeyance, absence, cessation, complement, composure, deposit, desist, extension, furlough, halt, hiatus, holiday, inaction, inertia, interval, leave, lodge, lull, moratorium, pause, place, recess, release, relief, remain, remainder, remission, repose, reside, respite, stay, stop
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According to police officials, the car flipped over several times before coming to rest on the side of the road.
The collision caused the Range Rover to hit the front roller shutter door entrances to both units before coming to rest.
A yellow Peugeot 106 travelling north left the road after taking a righthand bend, and hit a large tree before coming to rest in a field.
The plane went down Monday morning, coming to rest with its nose buried in the low tide just off the coast near a major high school.
Call it racing's equivalent of the roulette ball coming to rest on zero where the house wins.
The first involved a red BMW 3-series which lost control and hit the central guard rail before coming to rest on the hard shoulder.
The bull spun and ran into the timber, crashing over deadfalls and finally coming to rest about 120 yards away.
The silver Volkswagen Golf was being followed by police cars and a helicopter along Acklam Road when it hit a lamp post and spun out of control before coming to rest on its roof.
A Royal Mail train zig zags across railway lines near Stafford, coming to rest against a terraced house.
The vehicle then knocked over the table at which the woman was sitting and its chairs, before coming to rest in the kitchen of the house at Cwrt Hendre, Fairview, near Blackwood.
The truck continued to travel, hitting a tree and coming to rest against a propane tank at the Chevron station next door to the restaurant.
Suddenly, her grandmother, Mildred Vickers, lost control of her Chevy Blazer, and the vehicle skidded off the mountain road and rolled over seven or eight times, tumbling down a hill before coming to rest on an old strip-mine site.