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English definition of “resume”

resume

verb     /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 speak ing . The talks are due to resume today. → See also resumptionStarting againStarting and beginning [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 .Returning to a placeStarting againStarting and beginning
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