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"suspense" in British English

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suspensenoun [U]

uk   us   /səˈspens/
C2 the ​feeling of ​excitement or ​nervousness that you have when you are ​waiting for something to ​happen and are ​uncertain about what it is going to be: She kept him in suspense for several ​days before she said that she would ​marry him. The suspense is ​killing me (= I am ​extremelyeager to ​know what is going to ​happen). There is a ​gradualbuild-up of suspense ​throughout the ​film, until it comes to an ​unexpectedending.
(Definition of suspense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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suspensenoun [U]

 us   /səˈspens/
a ​feeling of ​excitement or ​anxiety while ​waiting for something ​uncertain to ​happen: The suspense of ​waiting for her ​answernearlydrove him ​crazy.
(Definition of suspense from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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