v. t.1.To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
[imp. & p. p. Suspended; p. pr. & vb. n. Suspending.]
2.To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
3.To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
Suspend your indignation against my brother.
- Shak.
4.To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
5.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.
6.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.
7.(Chem.) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
To suspend payment
(Com.) to cease paying debts or obligations; to fail; - said of a merchant, a bank, etc.
v. i.1.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).
Verb1.suspend - hang freely; "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
2.suspend - cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; "suspend the particles"
3.suspend - bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
Synonyms: debar
4.suspend - stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
Synonyms: freeze
5.suspend - make inoperative or stop; "suspend payments on the loan"
Synonyms: set aside
6.suspend - as of a prison sentence
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suspended animation
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suspension bridge
Suspension of a right
Suspension of arms
suspension point
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