verb (used with object)
to hang by attachment to something above: to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling.
to attach so as to allow free movement: to suspend a door on a hinge.
to keep from falling, sinking, forming a deposit, etc., as if by hanging: to suspend solid particles in a liquid.
to hold or keep undetermined; refrain from forming or concluding definitely: to suspend one's judgment.
to defer or postpone: to suspend sentence on a convicted person.
to cause to cease or bring to a stop or stay, usually for a time: to suspend payment.
to cause to cease for a time from operation or effect, as a law, rule, privilege, service, or the like: to suspend ferry service.
to debar, usually for a limited time, from the exercise of an office or function or the enjoyment of a privilege: The student was suspended from school.
to keep in a mood or feeling of expectation or incompleteness; keep waiting in suspense: Finish the story; don't suspend us in midair.
Music. to prolong (a note or tone) into the next chord.
verb (used without object)
to come to a stop, usually temporarily; cease from operation for a time.
to stop payment; be unable to meet financial obligations.
to hang or be suspended, as from another object: The chandelier suspends from the ceiling.
to be suspended, as in a liquid, gas, etc.

1250–1300; Middle English suspenden < Latin suspendere to hang up, equivalent to sus- sus- + pendere (transitive) to hang (see pend, suspense)

suspendible, adjective
suspendibility, noun
nonsuspended, adjective
presuspend, verb (used with object)
resuspend, verb
self-suspended, adjective
unsuspended, adjective
unsuspendible, adjective

6. hold up, intermit. See interrupt. Unabridged
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suspend (səˈspɛnd)
1.  (tr) to hang from above so as to permit free movement
2.  (tr; passive) to cause to remain floating or hanging: a cloud of smoke was suspended over the town
3.  (tr) to render inoperative or cause to cease, esp temporarily: to suspend interest payments
4.  (tr) to hold in abeyance; postpone action on: to suspend a decision
5.  (tr) to debar temporarily from privilege, office, etc, as a punishment
6.  (tr) chem to cause (particles) to be held in suspension in a fluid
7.  (tr) music See suspension to continue (a note) until the next chord is sounded, with which it usually forms a dissonance
8.  (intr) to cease payment, as from incapacity to meet financial obligations
9.  obsolete (tr) to put or keep in a state of anxiety or wonder
10.  obsolete (intr) to be attached from above
[C13: from Latin suspendere from sub- + pendere to hang]

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Word Origin & History

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). The lit. sense of "to cause to hang
by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Suspenders is attested from 1810, Amer.Eng. Suspended animation first recorded 1795.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
He would start to fast in prison and the nation would hold its breath till he agreed to suspend it.
Once you're logged in, you can manage your subscription, suspend your
  subscription while you're on vacation or pay bills online.
Colleges already have the authority to suspend or expel students for the safety
  of others.
It will probably use the legal fiddle it used six weeks ago and suspend it for
  a further six weeks.
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