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verb continue pronunciation in American English /kənˈtɪnju/ 
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he/she/itcontinues
present participlecontinuing
past tensecontinued
past participlecontinued
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to keep doing something without stopping

    Doctors advised him to continue the treatment for another six weeks.

    continue doing something:

    He continued typing while he spoke.

    continue with:

    She decided to continue with her studies for another two years.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to keep happening without stopping

      The demonstrations continued until well into the evening.

      continue to do something:

      The rain continued to pour down all afternoon.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to start doing something again after you have stopped

    He looked up briefly, then continued reading his book.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to start speaking again after you have stopped

      After a pause, he continued: "She's much better now, of course."

      May I continue?

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to walk or travel farther in the same direction

    The path continued for another fifty yards.

    continue along/down/toward etc.:

    She pushed past me and continued down the road.

    continue on:

    We continued on toward York.

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