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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.

  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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