If you resume something, you start it again after stopping. You might resume singing an aria after breaking to spit out your gum.
Resume is from Latin resumere "to take up again, take back," from the prefix re- "again" plus sumere "to take up, take." The Latin verb sumere is formed from the prefix sub- "under, up" plus emere "to take." When you pause a movie or game and then you press play again, what you're really doing is resuming play.
Primary Meanings of resume
take up or begin anew
a summary of your academic and work history
give a summary (of)
v take up or begin anew
v return to a previous location or condition
n a summary of your academic and work history
v give a summary (of)
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give an abstract (of)
make a summary (of)
make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
hash over, rehash, retrograde
go back over