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verb uk   /rɪˈzjuːm/  us   /-ˈzuːm/ formal
C1 [I or T] If an activity resumes, or if you resume it, it starts again after a pause: Normal services will be resumed in the spring. [+ -ing verb] He stopped to take a sip of water and then resumed speaking. The talks are due to resume today.
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[T] If you resume a place or position that you have left for a period of time, you return to it: to resume your post/job Please resume your seats, as the performance will continue in two minutes.
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