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Definition of resume verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resume
    he / she / it resumes
    past simple resumed
    -ing form resuming
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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
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