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"resume" in British English

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resumeverb

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 ​yourpost/​job Please resume ​yourseats, as the ​performance will ​continue in two ​minutes.

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résuménoun [C]

uk   /ˈrez.juː.meɪ/  us   /ˈrez.ʊ-/
a ​shortstatement of the ​importantdetails of something: She gave us a ​brief résumé of the ​project so ​far. US (UK CV) a ​short written ​description of ​youreducation, ​qualifications, ​previousjobs, and sometimes also ​yourpersonalinterests, that you ​send to an ​employer when you are ​trying to get a ​job: She ​sent her résumé to 50 ​companies, but didn't ​even get an ​interview.
(Definition of resume from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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resumeverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈzum/
to ​start something again after a ​pause or ​period of ​time: [T] The ​directorhopes to resume ​filming next ​week. [I] Government ​officials hoped ​talks will resume.

résuménoun [C]

(also resume)  us   /ˈrez·əˌmeɪ/
a written ​statement of ​youreducational and ​workexperience: He ​looked at her résumé, ​asked her a few ​questions, and then ​offered her the ​job.
(Definition of resume from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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resumeverb

uk   /rɪˈzjuːm/  us   /rɪˈzuːm/
[I or T] if an ​activity resumes, or if you resume it, it ​starts again after a pause: The ​agreement came on Saturday after ​talks resumed near the union's Washington ​headquarters. Businesses that had been ​disrupted also resumed ​normaloperations.
[T] to ​return to a ​position which you have ​left for a ​period of ​time: resume your ​job/​post

résuménoun [C]

(also resume) uk   us   /ˈrezəmeɪ/ US ( UK curriculum vitae)
HR a ​short written description of your ​education, ​qualifications, and previous ​jobs which you ​send to an ​employer when you are ​trying to get a ​job: send/submit/write a résumé To ​apply, please ​submit a detailed résumé.
(Definition of resume from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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