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verb continue pronunciation in British English /kənˈtɪnjuː/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecontinuing
past tensecontinued
past participlecontinued
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  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 further in the same direction
    The path continued for another fifty yards.
    continue along/down/towards etc: She pushed past me and continued down the road.
    continue on: We continued on towards York.


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