wrest ~ rest
[the same pronunciation, as in ‘rest’; the ‘w’ in “wrest” is silent]
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“Wrest”, as a verb & the ‘w’ is silent, is ‘to take, pull or jerk something away something from others by twisting violently; to take back power or influence away from someone by force’; as a noun, it is ‘the act of twisting; the twist or wrench; a small key or wrench like device to tune the strings of the music instruments, such as a harp or the piano by turning the pins attached to the strings’,
It took ten minutes for four security guards to wrest the gun from the assassin.
The large supermarkets wrested control of the business from the small retailers.
The youth are fighting to wrest influence and power from the old.
“Rest”, as a noun, is ‘a break from work; to sit and relax after working or doing some hard job; (usually with the article ‘the’) the remaining of something or some people; (of mind) peace, without anxiety or trouble; (of moving things or people) to come to a stop; (with ‘at’) dead; free from pain or trouble’; as a verb, it is ‘to stop working or doing any other activity and sit down or lie down to relax; to support an object or oneself or a part of one’s body by putting it on or against something else – lean’,
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After mowing the lawn for an hour, Alice sat down to have a rest.
Martha rested for a while and then continued her work.
The nurse asked him to rest his legs on the leg rest.
He carried only two small bags and asked his wife to carry the rest of the luggage.
She rested her head on his shoulder.
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