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English definition of “resume”


verb [I/T]  /rɪˈzum/ us  
to start something again after a pause or period of time: [T] The director hopes to resume filming next week. [I] Government officials hoped talks will resume.
(Definition of resume verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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