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verb [transitive] [often passive] suspend pronunciation in American English /səˈspend/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysuspend
he/she/itsuspends
present participlesuspending
past tensesuspended
past participlesuspended

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  1. 1
    to officially stop someone from doing their job or from going to school for a limited time because they have done something wrong

    The league suspended him for spitting at a referee.

  2. 2
    to officially stop something for a short time

    Operations at the plant have been suspended because of safety concerns.

    1. a.
      to officially remove the authority or effectiveness of something for a time

      His license was suspended after a drink-driving conviction.

  3. 3
    formal to hang something from something else

    A huge chandelier was suspended above the table.

    They suspended him by his feet.

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