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1    append, attach, dangle, hang, swing  
2    adjourn, arrest, cease, cut short, debar, defer, delay, discontinue, hold off, interrupt, lay aside, pigeonhole, postpone, put in cold storage, put off, shelve, stay, withhold  
2    carry on, continue, reestablish, reinstate, restore, resume, return  
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  ( suspends    3rd person present)   ( suspending    present participle)   ( suspended    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you suspend something, you delay it or stop it from happening for a while or until a decision is made about it.  
A UN official said aid programs will be suspended until there's adequate protection for relief convoys.      V n  
2       verb   If someone is suspended, they are prevented from holding a particular job or position for a fixed length of time or until a decision is made about them.  
Julie was suspended from her job shortly after the incident...      be V-ed  
The Lawn Tennis Association suspended Mr Castle from the British team.      V n  
3       verb   If something is suspended from a high place, it is hanging from that place.  
usu passive  
...a mobile of birds or nursery rhyme characters which could be suspended over the cot.      be V-ed  

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