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suspend

verb [T]
 
 
/səˈspend/
STOP to stop something happening for a short time: The semifinal was suspended because of bad weather.Delaying and wasting time
suspend sth from/between, etc to hang something from somewhere: [often passive] A light bulb was suspended from the ceiling.Hanging and suspending
JOB/SCHOOL B2 to not allow someone to go to work or school for a period of time because they have done something wrong: [often passive] She was suspended from school for fighting.Firing staff and being firedNot going to school
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