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con·tin·ue / kənˈtinyoō/ • v. (-ues , -ued , -u·ing ) 1. [intr.] persist in an activity or process: prices continued to fall during April. ∎  remain in existence or operation: discussions continued throughout the year. ∎  [tr.] carry on with (something that one has begun): I continued my stroll. ∎  remain in a specified position or state: they have indicated their willingness to continue in office. ∎  carry on traveling in the same direction: he hummed to himself as they continued northward. ∎  (of a road, river, etc.) extend farther in the same direction: the main path continued through a tunnel. 2. recommence or resume after interruption: [tr.] we continue the story from the point reached in Chapter 1 | [intr.] the trial continues tomorrow. ∎  [intr.] carry on speaking after a pause or interruption. ∎  [tr.] Law postpone or adjourn (a legal proceeding). DERIVATIVES: con·tin·u·er n.

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