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English definition of “suspend”


verb [T] (STOP)   /səˈspend/
to stop doing an activity: Relief agencies suspended aid yesterday. A person who is suspended from a job, school, or an activity is not allowed to be involved in it, usually as a punishment: Two students were suspended for damaging school property.
(Definition of suspend verb (STOP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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