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English definition of “continue”


verb     /kənˈtɪn.juː/
B1 [I or T] to keep happening , existing , or doing something, or to cause something or someone to do this: [+ to infinitive] It's said that as the boat went down the band continued to play . [+ -ing verb] If she continues drink ing like that, I'll have to carry her home . Do you intend to continue (with) your studies ? If the rain continues, we'll have to cancel tonight's plans . Sally Palmer will be continuing as chairperson this autumn . The article continues/is continued on page ten.Continue and last B1 [I] to start to do something again after a pause : After stopping for a quick drink , they continued on their way. [+ -ing verb] He paused for a moment to listen and then continued eat ing . The president continued by say ing that his country was a free country and would always remain so. [+ speech] "I don't like your weather !" she shouted , "and I don't," she continued, "like your food !"Starting againStarting and beginning
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