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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sus·pend /səˈspɛnd/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sus·pend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suspended; p. pr. & vb. n. Suspending.]
 1. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
 2. To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life. [Archaic]
 3. To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
    Suspend your indignation against my brother.   --Shak.
 The guard nor fights nor fies; their fate so near
 At once suspends their courage and their fear.   --Denham.
 4. To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
 5. To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
    Good men should not be suspended from the exercise of their ministry and deprived of their livelihood for ceremonies which are on all hands acknowledged indifferent.   --Bp. Sanderson.
 6. To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
 7. Chem. To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
 To suspend payment Com., to cease paying debts or obligations; to fail; -- said of a merchant, a bank, etc.
 Syn: -- To hang; interrupt; delay; intermit; stay; hinder; debar.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sus·pend v. i. To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: hang freely; "The secret police suspended their victims from
           the ceiling and beat them"
      2: cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; "suspend the
      3: bar temporarily; from school, office, etc. [syn: debar]
      4: stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;
         "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country" [syn: freeze]
      5: make inoperative or stop; "suspend payments on the loan"
         [syn: set aside]
      6: as of a prison sentence