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Overview of verb continue

The verb continue has 10 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (146) continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep

(continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight")

2. (39) continue, go on, carry on, proceed

(continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on

3. (22) continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve

(keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions")

4. (5) proceed, go forward, continue

(move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now")

5. (2) retain, continue, keep, keep on

(allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings")

6. (1) continue, persist in

(do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move")

7. continue

(continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch")

8. stay, stay on, continue, remain

(continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year")

9. cover, continue, extend

(span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles")

10. continue

(exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks")

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