verb (used with object)
to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof:
to suspect a person of murder.
to doubt or mistrust:
I suspect his motives.
to believe to be the case or to be likely or probable; surmise:
I suspect his knowledge did not amount to much.
to have some hint or foreknowledge of:
I think she suspected the surprise.
verb (used without object)
to believe something, especially something evil or wrong, to be the case; have suspicion.
a person who is suspected, especially one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
suspected; open to or under suspicion.
(transitive) to believe guilty of a specified offence without proof
(transitive) to think false, questionable, etc: she suspected his sincerity
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to surmise to be the case; think probable: to suspect fraud
(intransitive) to have suspicion
a person who is under suspicion
causing or open to suspicion
verb (used with object) 1. to hang by attachment to something above: to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling. 2. to attach so as to allow free movement: to suspend a door on a hinge. 3. to keep from falling, sinking, forming a deposit, etc., as if by hanging: to suspend solid particles in a […]
noun 1. a state of temporary cessation of the vital functions. suspended animation noun 1. a temporary cessation of the vital functions, as by freezing an organism suspended animation sus·pend·ed animation (sə-spěn’dĭd) n. A temporary interruption of the vital functions resembling death.
- Suspended sentence
noun 1. a sentence of imprisonment that is not served by an offender unless he commits a further offence during its currency Compare deferred sentence
noun 1. Usually, suspenders. Also called, especially British, braces. adjustable straps or bands worn over the shoulders with the ends buttoned or clipped to the waistband of a pair of trousers or a skirt to support it. 2. British. garter. 3. a hanging cable or chain in a suspension bridge connecting the deck with the […]