verb (used with object)
to hang by attachment to something above:
to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling.
to attach so as to allow free movement:
to suspend a door on a hinge.
to keep from falling, sinking, forming a deposit, etc., as if by hanging:
to suspend solid particles in a liquid.
to hold or keep undetermined; refrain from forming or concluding definitely:
to suspend one’s judgment.
to defer or postpone:
to suspend sentence on a convicted person.
to cause to cease or bring to a stop or stay, usually for a time:
to suspend payment.
to cause to cease for a time from operation or effect, as a law, rule, privilege, service, or the like:
to suspend ferry service.
to debar, usually for a limited time, from the exercise of an office or function or the enjoyment of a privilege:
The student was suspended from school.
to keep in a mood or feeling of expectation or incompleteness; keep waiting in suspense:
Finish the story; don’t suspend us in midair.
Music. to prolong (a note or tone) into the next chord.
verb (used without object)
to come to a stop, usually temporarily; cease from operation for a time.
to stop payment; be unable to meet financial obligations.
to hang or be suspended, as from another object:
The chandelier suspends from the ceiling.
to be suspended, as in a liquid, gas, etc.
(transitive) to hang from above so as to permit free movement
(transitive; passive) to cause to remain floating or hanging: a cloud of smoke was suspended over the town
(transitive) to render inoperative or cause to cease, esp temporarily: to suspend interest payments
(transitive) to hold in abeyance; postpone action on: to suspend a decision
(transitive) to debar temporarily from privilege, office, etc, as a punishment
(transitive) (chem) to cause (particles) to be held in suspension in a fluid
(transitive) (music) to continue (a note) until the next chord is sounded, with which it usually forms a dissonance See suspension (sense 11)
(intransitive) to cease payment, as from incapacity to meet financial obligations
(transitive) (obsolete) to put or keep in a state of anxiety or wonder
(intransitive) (obsolete) to be attached from above
noun 1. the act of suspending. 2. the state of being suspended. 3. temporary abrogation or withholding, as of a law, privilege, decision, belief, etc. 4. stoppage of payment of debts or claims because of financial inability or insolvency. 5. Chemistry. the state in which the particles of a substance are mixed with a fluid […]
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