Etymology
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suspend (v.)

c. 1300, "to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege;" also "to set aside (a law, etc.), to cause to cease for a time," from Old French sospendre "remove from office; hang up" (12c.), or directly from Latin suspendere "to hang up, kill by hanging; make uncertain, render doubtful; stay, stop, interrupt, set aside temporarily," from assimilated form of sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "to hang, cause to hang; weigh" (from PIE root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin"). In English, the literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Suspended; suspending.

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Definitions of suspend

suspend (v.)
hang freely;
The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
suspend (v.)
cause to be held in suspension in a fluid;
suspend the particles
suspend (v.)
bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.;
Synonyms: debar
suspend (v.)
stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;
Synonyms: freeze
suspend (v.)
make inoperative or stop;
suspend payments on the loan
Synonyms: set aside
suspend (v.)
render temporarily ineffective;
the prison sentence was suspended
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