Definition of “resume” - English Dictionary

“resume” in British English

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resumeverb

uk /rɪˈzjuːm/ us /rɪˈzuːm/ 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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résuménoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrez.juː.meɪ/ us /ˈrez.ə.meɪ/

(Definition of “resume” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“resume” in American English

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resumeverb [ I/T ]

us /rɪˈzum/

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.

résuménoun [ C ]

also resume us /ˈrez·əˌmeɪ/

a written statement of your educational and work experience:

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)

“resume” in Business English

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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 normal operations.

[ T ] to return to a position which you have left for a period of time:

resume your job/post

résuménoun [ C ]

also resume uk /ˈrezəmeɪ/ us 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)