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verb [transitive] [often passive] suspend pronunciation in American English /səˈspend/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesuspending
past tensesuspended
past participlesuspended
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  1. 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.
  2. 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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