Definition of resume verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    resume

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈzjuːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈzuːm//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resume
    BrE BrE//ˈzjuːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈzuːm//
     
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.

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