suspend verb (STOP)
When you go to the theatre, you have to be willing to suspend disbelief (= to act as if you believe that what you are seeing is real or true, although you know that it is not).
- Hostilities were suspended during the talks.
- When he suspended the constitution and dissolved Congress, he had the imprimatur of the armed forces.
- Flights were suspended pending an investigation of the crash.
- It was bedlam at the football ground after the match was suspended.
- Flights to Paris were suspended.
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