come to rest

come to rest
1) to finally stop moving

The vehicle skidded across the road before coming to rest against a wall.

2) if your eyes come to rest on someone or something, they look at that person or thing and stop looking around at different people or things
come to rest on:

Her eyes came to rest on the handsome man sitting opposite.


English dictionary. 2014.

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