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