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British pronunciation/kəntˈɪnjuː/
American pronunciation/kənˈtɪnju/
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to not stop something, such as a task or activity, and keep doing it

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to continue definition and meaning
1.1

to go or travel further in the same direction

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The road continued straight ahead, leading to the bustling city center.
She continued along the hiking trail through the dense forest.
The path continued uphill, offering breathtaking views.
He continued down the road, eager to reach his destination.
1.2

to stay in a particular place

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You will continue in this country.
We will continue in this city.
I will continue here.
Let us continue in this office space for the long-term.
I want us continue in this laboratory for our scientific research.
1.3

to remain in a certain job, position, or state

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He was asked to continue as the chairman of the board for another term.
He was asked to continue as the head chef at the restaurant.
She plans to continue in her role as CEO for the foreseeable future.
He was offered a promotion but chose to continue in his current position.
She was encouraged to continue as the team coach due to her success.
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to keep being or occurring

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to resume something after an interruption

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3.1

to start speaking again after an interruption or pause

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After a brief interruption, he continued, 'As I was saying, our team has made significant progress.'
'I apologize for the interruption,' she continued, 'but I have an important point to make.'
She cleared her throat and continued, 'Now, moving on to the next topic on our agenda.'
I confronted their attempts to silence me, and they reluctantly let me continue expressing my viewpoint.
'After considering all the options,' he continued, 'we decided to proceed with Plan A.'
3.2

to put off or keep pending a legal proceeding

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The trial was continued to a later date due to a witness's unavailability.
The proceedings were continued to allow both parties to gather more information.
The trial was continued to a later date to give the plaintiff more time to locate a key witness.
The judge decided to continue the hearing until further evidence could be presented.
The court granted a request to continue the case to allow for additional preparation time.
3.3

to resume after an interruption

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After the power outage, the concert continued.
After the commercial break, the TV show continued.
Following the intermission, the play continued.
Once the phone call ended, the conversation continued.
Following the brief pause, the music continued playing.
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The rain continued to pour throughout the day.
She continued studying late into the night.
They will continue practicing the piano to improve their skills.
She was too exhausted to continue running.
The band continued playing despite the technical difficulties.
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