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sus·pend

suspend

 
 
pronunciation:
s spend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: suspends, suspending, suspended
definition 1: to hang from a higher position.
Suspend the lantern from a high branch.
synonyms:
hang
similar words:
dangle
definition 2: to cause to stop for a period of time.
They suspended the game until the rain stopped.
synonyms:
interrupt
antonyms:
resume
similar words:
arrest, cease, check, defer, delay, discontinue, end, halt, postpone, quit, stall, stop
definition 3: to exclude as a punishment.
The principal suspended them from school for fighting.
synonyms:
expel
similar words:
bar, bounce, dismiss, eject, exclude
definition 4: to cause to hang in a fluid substance such as air or water.
A fly is suspended in the salad oil.
derivations: suspendible (adj.), suspendibility (n.)
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The word suspend contains the following parts:
sus- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix "sus- " occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of "sub-."
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pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend