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English definition of “suspension”

suspension

noun     /səˈspenʃən/
STOP [U] the act of stopping something happening for a period of time : an immediate suspension of all imports and exports Pauses and interludes
JOB/SCHOOL [C, U] the punishment of not allowing someone to go to work or school for a period of time Forbidding and banning thingsPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingNot going to school
VEHICLE [C, U] equipment that is fixed to the wheels of a vehicle in order to make it move more smoothly The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
(Definition of suspension noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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