suspend verb (STOP)

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  • cancelSorry, I have to cancel our plans tonight.
  • call offThe game has been called off because of the weather.
  • be offThe meeting’s off because James is home sick.
  • scrapWe’ve scrapped our plans for a trip to France.
  • suspendThe ferry service has been suspended for the day because of bad weather.
  • postponeWe’ve postponed the wedding until next year.

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(Definition of suspend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of suspend


He wasn’t suspended and was allowed to play and travel with the team.

Deliveries of major military equipment are also suspended.

He pleased many onetime critics by suspending construction on a controversial dam.

Four other executives, including the chief financial officer, were sentenced to between one-and-a-half and three years in prison, some of it suspended, and fined.

He made the right decision for the party and for himself by suspending his campaign.

The terror of that suspends you, and you are able to forget about your own pain for a moment.

This particular photo was taken with the camera suspended from a seven-foot-long pole.

The sentence, however, was suspended for a year — as all her charges had been, every time.

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And for that, he was suspended and missed a month of school in his freshman year.

The district suspended the class while it conducted an investigation, then allowed the class to continue, but without the race component.

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Translations of suspend

in Chinese (Traditional)

停止, 停止,暫停,中止, (因犯錯而)暫令停職…

in Chinese (Simplified)

停止, 停止,暂停,中止, (因犯错而)暂令停职…

in Portuguese

suspender, pendurar…

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ertelemek, tehir etmek, tatil etmek…

pověsit, vznášet se, přerušit…

menggantung, mengambang, menunda…

แขวน, ลอย, ยกเลิกชั่วคราว…

treo lên, lơ lửng, tạm thời ngưng…

odkładać, odraczać, zawieszać…

menggantung, melayang-layang, menangguhkan…

aufhängen, schweben, einstellen…

suspendere, utvise, innstille…

откладывать, приостанавливать, временно исключать…

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