What is the opposite of pause?

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Noun
Opposite of a temporary stop in action or speech
Noun
Opposite of a period of time by which something is late or postponed
“As the timer ran down, he gobbled up his meal with extraordinary expedition to win first prize.”
Noun
Opposite of the inability to decide on a course of action, especially if two or more possibilities exist
Noun
Opposite of a temporary break in an activity or event
Noun
Opposite of an interval or passage of time
Noun
Opposite of the state of being irresolute
Noun
Opposite of a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all
Noun
Opposite of a period or time free from engagement
“He couldn't get his head out of his work, and rarely did he spend quality time with his family.”
Noun
Opposite of a doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact
Noun
Opposite of the act of putting off until a later time
“An advance of the appointment was required due to complications experienced by the patient.”
Noun
Opposite of a halt in movement or operation
“The IOC president would officially announce the commencement of the Olympic games.”
Verb
Opposite of to briefly stop or interrupt an action
Verb
Opposite of to pause in indecision before doing something
“Foreign aid can also have a role, but only to expedite this growth once it starts.”
Verb
Opposite of to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
Verb
Opposite of to stop or cause to stop making progress
Verb
Opposite of to stop proceedings, typically in relation to arduous activity
“After lunch, we will resume proceedings.”
Verb
Opposite of to stop operating
“You will need some batteries to get that little engine to work.”
Verb
Opposite of to relax or be at ease
“Sometimes, I exert myself to the point of exhaustion.”
Verb
Opposite of to move or act at a slow speed
Verb
Opposite of to pause and deliberate
“We don't have time to think. Let's just rush into it!”
Verb
Opposite of to remain in a specified state or position
“Food would be brought to them and if for some reason they had to leave their post, someone would step in for relief.”
Verb
Opposite of to delay action until a particular time or event
“Once this acclimation takes place, you may begin your object observation.”
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