- 1[transitive, intransitive] if you resume an activity, or if it resumes, it begins again or continues after an interruption resume (something) to resume talks/negotiations She resumed her career after an interval of six years. The noise resumed, louder than before. There is no sign of the peace talks resuming. resume doing something He got back in the car and resumed driving.
- 2[transitive] resume your seat/place/position to go back to the seat or place that you had before He resumed his seat opposite her.
BrE BrE//rɪˈzjuːm//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzuːm//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resume
BrE BrE//rɪˈzjuːm//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzuːm//he / she / it resumes
BrE BrE//rɪˈzjuːmz//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzuːmz//past simple resumed
BrE BrE//rɪˈzjuːmd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzuːmd//past participle resumed
BrE BrE//rɪˈzjuːmd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzuːmd//-ing form resuming
BrE BrE//rɪˈzjuːmɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzuːmɪŋ//