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verb [transitive] [often passive]     suspend pronunciation in American English
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present tense
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.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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