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English verb: suspend

1. suspend (contact) hang freely


SamplesThe secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)hang, hang up


Narrower (hyponym)dangle

2. suspend (change) cause to be held in suspension in a fluid


SamplesSuspend the particles.


ExamplesThey suspend the lights from the ceiling


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)resuspend


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

3. suspend (social) bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.


Synonymsdebar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out


Narrower (hyponym)rusticate, send down


Entailpenalise, penalize, punish

4. suspend (change) stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it


SamplesSuspend the aid to the war-torn country.


Synonymsfreeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, interrupt

5. suspend (change) make inoperative or stop


SamplesSuspend payments on the loan.


Synonymsset aside


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

6. suspend (stative) render temporarily ineffective


SamplesThe prison sentence was suspended.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table









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