suspend


suspend
01. A police officer has been [suspended] without pay, pending an investigation into charges of corruption.
02. The light was [suspended] from the ceiling.
03. Sprinter Ben Johnson received a lengthy [suspension] from international competition after testing positive for steroids at the Seoul Olympics.
04. The movie keeps you in a state of [suspense] right up until the very end.
05. The union has agreed to [suspend] strike action pending the outcome of today's negotiations.
06. The film "The Usual Suspects" is a [suspenseful] thriller from beginning to end.
07. Daniel Dafoe wrote that the best of men cannot [suspend] their fate; the good die early, and the bad die late.
08. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest [suspension] bridge, opened to traffic on April 5, 1998.
09. Can I please open my presents now? The [suspense] is killing me.
10. In 1981, army officer Jerry Rawlings took over the government of Ghana, dissolved Parliament, and [suspended] the Constitution.
11. Laurence Perrine once noted that [suspense] in fiction is greatest when the reader's curiosity is combined with anxiety about the fate of some sympathetic character.
12. In 1994, the Pan Africanist Congress voted to [suspend] its armed struggle against the government of President F. W. DeKlerk.
13. In August of 1940, an American couple were married while [suspended] from parachutes.
14. A long series of coups in the African nation of Ghana resulted in the [suspension] of the Constitution in 1981, and the banning of political parties.
15. Following the fraudulent elections of May 2000, international donors [suspended] almost all aid to Haiti.
16. Jake was [suspended] from school for a week after bringing a bag of marijuana to school.
17. Belief in religion requires a [suspension] of rational thought which I am not prepared to make.
18. He has been [suspended] from school a number of times and is at risk of being expelled.
19. The government is [suspending] negotiations with the union until the striking workers are back on the job.
20. If management [suspends] the employee, the union may call for a strike.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • suspend — sus·pend vt 1: to debar temporarily from a privilege, office, or function 2 a: to stop temporarily suspend trading b: to make temporarily ineffective suspend a license c: sta …   Law dictionary

  • Suspend — Sus*pend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suspending}.] [F. suspendre, or OF. souspendre (where the prefix is L. subtus below, from sub under), L. suspendere, suspensum; pref. sus (see {Sub }) + pendere to hang. See {Pedant},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suspend — sus‧pend [səˈspend] verb [transitive] 1. to officially stop something from continuing or happening for a short time: • The company has suspended production at its Arkansas plant. • The troubled computer concern had to suspend dividend payments on …   Financial and business terms

  • suspend — [sə spend′] vt. [ME suspenden < OFr suspendre < L suspendere, to hang up < sus , for sub ,SUB + pendere, to hang: see PEND] 1. to bar or exclude as a penalty from an office, school, position, etc., usually for a specified time; debar 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • suspend — [v1] hang from above append, attach, be pendent, dangle, depend, hang down, hang up, hook up, sling, swing, wave; concepts 181,190 Ant. rise suspend [v2] delay, hold off adjourn, arrest, bar, break up, can, cease, check, count out, cut short,… …   New thesaurus

  • Suspend — Sus*pend , v. i. 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). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suspend — late 13c., to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time, from O.Fr. suspendre, from L. suspendere to hang, stop, from sub up from under + pendere cause to hang, weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)). The …   Etymology dictionary

  • suspend — 1 disbar, shut out, *exclude, eliminate, debar, blackball, rule out Analogous words: *eject, dismiss, oust: *banish, exile, ostracize 2 stay, intermit, postpone, *defer Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • suspend — ► VERB 1) halt temporarily. 2) temporarily remove (someone) from a post as a punishment or during investigation. 3) defer or delay (an action, event, or judgement). 4) (suspended) Law (of a sentence) not enforced as long as no further offence is… …   English terms dictionary

  • suspend — suspendible, adj. suspendibility, n. /seuh spend /, v.t. 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,… …   Universalium

  • suspend — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to hang ) to suspend from (to suspend a hook from the ceiling) 2) (D; tr.) ( to bar temporarily ) to suspend from (to suspend smb. from duty) * * * [sə spend] (D; tr.) ( to hang ) to suspend from (to suspend a hook from the… …   Combinatory dictionary


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