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Verb: suspend  su'spend
  1. Hang freely
    "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
     
  2. Stop a process, activity or a habit
    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country";
    - freeze
     
  3. (chemistry) cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    "suspend the particles"
     
  4. Bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    - debar
     
  5. Make inoperative or stop
    "suspend payments on the loan";
    - set aside
     
  6. Render temporarily ineffective
    "the prison sentence was suspended"

Derived forms: suspended, suspends, suspending

Type of: alter, break, change, defer, expel, hang, hang up, hold over, interrupt, kick out, modify, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table [N. Amer], throw out

Encyclopedia: Suspend