Word family noun suspension verb suspend
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuspendsus‧pend /səˈspend/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 1 STOP something THAT IS HAPPENINGstop to officially stop something from continuing, especially for a short timesuspension Sales of the drug will be suspended until more tests are completed. Talks between the two countries have now been suspended.2 LEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATIONLEAVE A SCHOOL OR COLLEGEleave a school/job to make someone leave their school or job for a short time, especially because they have broken the rulessuspension The two police officers have been suspended until an enquiry is carried out.suspend somebody from something Dave was suspended from school for a week.3 hang formalDOWN to attach something to a high place so that it hangs downsuspend something from something A large light was suspended from the ceiling.suspend something by something He was suspended by his feet and beaten with metal bars.4 suspend judgment5 suspend disbelief6 be suspended in something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
suspendA curfew was imposed and news broadcasts by Radio Rumbos, the largest network, were suspended.Jamie looks up from his plate, the fork suspended.The trial was suspended after threats were made against witnesses.We have decided to suspend all production at the factory until safety checks can be carried out.Martinez was suspended for a week because he attacked another student.Three police officers have been suspended for accepting bribes.Any store that has had its license suspended for more than 30 days will have to apply for a permit.In total nine verdicts have already been reversed and 13 police officers have been suspended from duty.At a great distance, the ghostly frost of a snow peak seemed suspended from the clear sky.Two senior officials have been suspended on full pay pending a second internal inquiry.The Police Department has suspended six officers from duty while they investigate claims of fraud and corruption.The university suspended the fraternity for two years, during which it could not hold social or athletic activities.If you want to suspend this policy you must send your certificate of motor insurance back to us.All pay increases are to be suspended until further notice.The teacher has been suspended while the accusation is being investigated.suspend something from somethingTwo large stainless steel frames were suspended from the ceiling.
From King Business Dictionarysuspendsus‧pend /səˈspend/ verb [transitive]1to officially stop something from continuing or happening for a short timeThe company hassuspended production at its Arkansas plant.The troubled computer concern had tosuspend dividendpayments on its preferred shares.2HUMAN RESOURCES to make someone leave a job, position, or organization for a short time, especially because they have broken the rulesThe firm suspended two senior accountants after allegations of financial mismanagement.suspend somebody from somethingHe was fined £300,000 and suspended from trading for four months.→ See Verb tableOrigin suspend (1200-1300) Old French suspendre to hang up, interrupt, from Latin suspendere, from sub- up + pendere to hang