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

v bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

Synonyms:
debar
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

v make inoperative or stop

suspend payments on the loan”
Synonyms:
set aside
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

Suspend the aid to the war-torn country”
Synonyms:
freeze
Type of:
break, interrupt
terminate

v render temporarily ineffective

“the prison sentence was suspended
Type of:
defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table
hold back to a later time

v hang freely

“The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them”
Types:
dangle
cause to dangle or hang freely
Type of:
hang, hang up
cause to be hanging or suspended

v cause to be held in suspension in a fluid

suspend the particles”
Types:
resuspend
put back into suspension
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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