suspend

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Suspend is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
suspend

Third-person singular
suspends

Past tense
suspended

Past participle
suspended

Present participle
suspending

  1. (transitive) If you suspend an something, you stop it for a time.
    The army suspended all operations in the north until the weather has changed.
    The conversation was temporarily suspended while everyone watched the TV.
  2. (transitive) If you suspend someone from a job or from school, you stop them from going for a time.
    Crang was suspended for five games for punching another player.
  3. (transitive) If you suspend an object, you attach it above and hang it down.
    Two lamps were suspended above the room and gave off a gentle light.

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