suspend

suspend
sus|pend [səˈspend] v [T]
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1¦(stop)¦
2¦(leave a job/school)¦
3¦(hang)¦
4 suspend judgment
5 suspend disbelief
6 be suspended in something
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[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: suspendre 'to hang up, interrupt', from Latin suspendere, from sub- 'up' + pendere 'to hang']
1.) ¦(STOP)¦
to officially stop something from continuing, especially for a short time
Sales of the drug will be suspended until more tests are completed.
Talks between the two countries have now been suspended.
2.) ¦(LEAVE A JOB/SCHOOL)¦
to make someone leave their school or job for a short time, especially because they have broken the rules
The two police officers have been suspended until an enquiry is carried out.
suspend sb from sth
Dave was suspended from school for a week.
3.) ¦(HANG)¦
formal to attach something to a high place so that it hangs down
suspend sth from sth
A large light was suspended from the ceiling.
suspend sth by sth
He was suspended by his feet and beaten with metal bars.
4.) suspend judgment
to decide not to make a firm decision or judgment about something until you know more about it
5.) suspend disbelief
to try to believe that something is true, for example when you are watching a film or play
6.) be suspended in sth
technical if something is suspended in a liquid or in air, it floats in it without moving

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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