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English definition of “suspend”


verb (STOP)    /səˈspend/
C1 [T] to stop something from being active , either temporarily or permanently : The ferry service has been suspended for the day because of bad weather . The president has suspended the constitution and assumed total power . 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). I'm suspending judgment (= not forming an opinion ) on the book I'm reading until I've finished it. Mr Young was given a six-month jail sentence suspended for two years (= if he commits another crime within two years , he will have to go to prison for six months for his original crime ).Cancelling and interrupting B2 [T] If someone is suspended from work , school , etc., they are temporarily not allowed to work , go to school , or take part in an activity because of having done something wrong : She was suspended from school for fighting . He was suspended for four matches after arguing with the referee .Not going to school
(Definition of suspend verb (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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