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verb formal resume pronunciation in British English /rɪˈzjuːm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyresume
he/she/itresumes
present participleresuming
past tenseresumed
past participleresumed

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to start something again after stopping temporarily
    Shall we resume after lunch?
    After saying that, Tom resumed his work and ignored us completely.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be started again after being stopped temporarily
      Talks will resume later.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to go back and sit or stand in the place where you were sitting or standing previously
    resume your seat/place/position: He came back from the window and resumed his seat.

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