"The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
"suspend the particles"
bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
"Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
suspend, set aside(verb)
make inoperative or stop
"suspend payments on the loan"
render temporarily ineffective
"the prison sentence was suspended"
To halt something temporarily
To hang freely; underhang
To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event.
to attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone
to make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life
to cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay
to hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion
to debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club
to cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body
to support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action
to cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank)
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sus-pend′, v.t. to hang one thing beneath another: to make to depend on: to make to stop for a time: to delay: to debar from any privilege, office, emolument, &c. for a time.—ns. Suspen′ded-animā′tion, the temporary cessation of the outward signs and of some of the functions of life—due to asphyxia, drowning, strangulation; Suspen′der, one who, or that which, suspends, one of a pair of straps crossing the shoulders to support the trousers; Suspense′, state of being suspended: act of withholding the judgment: uncertainty: indecision: stop betwixt two opposites; Suspensibil′ity, susceptibility of being suspended.—adj. Suspen′sible, capable of being suspended.—ns. Suspen′sion, act of suspending: interruption: delay: temporary privation of office or privilege: a conditional withholding; Suspen′sion-bridge, a bridge in which the roadway is supported by chains, which pass over elevated piers, and are secured below at each end.—adj. Suspen′sive.—adv. Suspen′sively.—n. Suspen′sor, a suspensory bandage.—adj. Suspensō′rial.—n. Suspensō′rium, that which holds up a part, esp. the arrangement joining the lower jaw to the cranium in vertebrates below mammals.—adj. Suspen′sory, that suspends: doubtful.—n. that which suspends: a bandage: having the effect of delaying or staying.—Suspend payment, to publicly stop paying debts from insolvency. [L. suspendĕre—sub, beneath, pendēre, pensum, to hang.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To delay, to protract; hence, to suspend hostilities. It is likewise used to express the act of temporarily depriving an officer of rank and pay, in consequence of some offense. See Appendix, Articles of War, 101.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'suspend' in Verbs Frequency: #650
The numerical value of suspend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of suspend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of suspend in a Sentence
The gentlewoman will suspend, ... this week...
The decision to suspend was excruciating and gut-wrenching.
We will suspend the Board, so there will be no unsigned editorials.
The best of men cannot suspend their fate The good die early, and the bad die late.
We asked protesters to suspend demonstrating for one day before resuming the movement on Sunday.
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Translations for suspend
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- aufheben, aufhängen, aufschieben, suspendieren, aussetzenGerman
- pysäyttää, roikkua, lakkauttaa, keskeyttää, riippua, ripustaaFinnish
- suspendre, mettre en suspensionFrench
- croch, cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
- suspensar, suspendarIdo
- sospendere, appendereItalian
- 停止, 下げる, 吊らす, 保留, ぶら下げるJapanese
- schorsen, afbreken, onderbreken, afgelasten, ophangen, stopzetten, suspenderenDutch
- henge, suspendere, avbryteNorwegian
- amâna, agăța, suspenda, atârna, întrerupeRomanian
- прекратить, приостановить, прекращать, подвешивать, приостанавливать, подвеситьRussian
- askiya almakTurkish
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