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- Rhymes: -ɛnd
- To halt something temporarily.
- The meeting was suspended for lunch.
- Suspend your indignation against my brother.
- The guard nor fights nor flies; their fate so near / At once suspends their courage and their fear.
- To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.
- to suspend one's judgement or one's disbelief
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
- To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event.
- to suspend a thread of execution in a computer program
- To hang freely; underhang.
- to suspend a ball by a thread
- To bring a solid substance, usually in powder form, into suspension in a liquid.
- (obsolete) To make to depend.
- God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
- To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.
- to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club
- Bishop Sanderson
- Good men should not be suspended from the exercise of their ministry and deprived of their livelihood for ceremonies which are on all hands acknowledged indifferent.
- (chemistry) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
- (to halt something temporarily; to discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event): resume
To halt temporarily
To hang freely
To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event