What is the opposite of pause?

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Noun
Opposite of a temporary stop in action or speech
Noun
Opposite of a short pause in work or during an activity or event
“The resumption of work will begin half an hour from now.”
Noun
Opposite of a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
Noun
Opposite of a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity
Noun
Opposite of an interval or passage of time
Noun
Opposite of an interruption of continuity or uniformity
“The seamlessness during the upgrading of operating systems is unlike any of its predecessors.”
Noun
Opposite of lack of decision or purpose
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 a period or time free from engagement
Noun
Opposite of an uneasy feeling about the rightness of what one is doing or going to do
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a cessation from motion or progress
“Should the danger signal appear while an exercise is in progress, the entire command will be halted, and the movement resumed when the danger signal is removed.”
Verb
Opposite of interrupt action or speech briefly
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
Verb
Opposite of to move or act slowly
Verb
Opposite of to pause and deliberate
“We don't have time to think. Let's just rush into it!”
Verb
Opposite of prevent activity from going on
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Opposite of to bring to a formal close for a period of time
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(of an event, action, or process) Opposite of to come to an end or cease to occur
“Jim's questioning of the president would continue despite the fact that he was asked to stop with his badgering.”
Verb
Opposite of to slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
Verb
Opposite of to make (someone or something) late or slow
“We should avoid taking shortcuts just to hasten the time it takes to reach our destination.”
Verb
Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of stop work
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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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