HyperDic: suspend

English > 6 senses of the word suspend:
VERBcontactsuspendhang freely
changesuspendcause to be held in suspension in a fluid
socialsuspend, debarbar temporarily
changesuspend, freezestop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
changesuspend, set asidemake inoperative or stop
stativesuspendrender temporarily ineffective / ineffective / ineffective
suspend > pronunciation
Soundssahspeh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > suspend: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghang freely.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
NarrowerdangleCause to dangle or hang freely
Broaderhang, hang upCause to be hanging or suspended
Spanishcolgar, suspender
Catalansusprendre
Nounssuspenderelastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
suspensionthe act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
English > suspend: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCause to be held in suspension in a fluid.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey suspend the lights from the ceiling
Example"suspend the particles"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowerresuspendput back into suspension
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishsuspender
Catalansuspendre
Nounssuspensionthe act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
suspensiona mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
English > suspend: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningbar temporarily; from school, office, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymdebar
Entailspunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Narrowersend down, rusticatesuspend temporarily from college or university, in England
Broaderexpel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
Spanishsuspender
Nounssuspensiona temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
English > suspend: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningstop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
Synonymfreeze
Broaderinterrupt, breakterminate
Spanishcongelar, suspender
Catalancongelar, suspendre
Nounssuspensionan interruption in the intensity or amount of something
suspensiontemporary cessation or suspension
suspensiona time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
English > suspend: 6 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake inoperative or stop.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"suspend payments on the loan"
Synonymset aside
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishsegregar, suspender
Catalansuspendre
English > suspend: 6 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningRender temporarily ineffective / ineffective / ineffective.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the prison sentence was suspended"
Broaderpostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
Spanishsuspender

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