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suspension

noun (STOP)    /səˈspen.ʃən/
[U] the act of stopping something happening , operating , etc. for a period of time : The suspension of fighting is to take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday . There have been calls for the drug's immediate suspension, following reports that it has dangerous side effects .Pauses and interludes [C or U] a punishment in which a person is temporarily not allowed to work , go to school , or take part in an activity : The union is protesting about the suspension of a restaurant worker . The player is likely to receive a three-match suspension following an incident in yesterday's game .Not going to school
(Definition of suspension noun (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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