verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- suspended animation,
- suspended sentence,
- suspender belt,
Origin of suspend
Examples from the Web for suspend
One of the clever things the Nazis did in the last days of the Weimar Republic was suspend freedom of the press.
How much can we suspend belief to keep convinced of their innocence?
ASKY did suspend all service to Liberia and to Sierra Leone, which also has reported numerous Ebola cases.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Update: Late this afternoon, ESPN announced that they will suspend Stephen A. Smith for one week from First Take and ESPN Radio.
After failing to secure the nomination, he eventually suspended his campaign—but he did not suspend his political apparatus.
Now, the probation officer is trying to get the judge to suspend sentence.Once Upon A Time|Richard Harding Davis
It won't take us long to get your status, pay your fine, or get the judge to suspend your sentence.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
We warned the village policeman at the far end of the street that he might have to suspend traffic again.A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling
The Russians might as well attempt to suspend a first-rate line-of-battle ship with all its guns and stores.
Kitty's youth would shore up the debacle, suspend it indefinitely.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
Word Origin for suspend
late 13c., "to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time," from Old French suspendre, from Latin suspendere "to hang, stop," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "cause to hang, weigh" (see pendant). The literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Suspenders is attested from 1810, American English. Suspended animation first recorded 1795.