suspend

You can use the verb suspend any time you need to stop something. Whether it’s your judgment, a rule, or bus service, when you suspend it, you temporarily bring it to a halt.

Suspend often describes stopping an activity for a while. A winter storm, for example, may suspend air travel until weather conditions improve. Suspend also works in a more figurative sense, such as when you suspend your doubt in order to give someone or something a fair chance. A student who is suspended is temporarily forbidden from attending class. Don't confuse this with expel, which means he or she may never return.

Definitions of suspend
  1. verb
    bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    synonyms: debar
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    types:
    rusticate, send down
    suspend temporarily from college or university, in England
    type of:
    expel, kick out, throw out
    force to leave or move out
  2. verb
    make inoperative or stop
    suspend payments on the loan”
    synonyms: set aside
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
    Suspend the aid to the war-torn country”
    synonyms: freeze
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    type of:
    break, interrupt
    terminate
  4. verb
    render temporarily ineffective
    “the prison sentence was suspended
  5. verb
    hang freely
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    types:
    dangle
    cause to dangle or hang freely
    type of:
    hang, hang up
    cause to be hanging or suspended
  6. verb
    cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    suspend the particles”
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    types:
    resuspend
    put back into suspension
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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