- vt. 延缓，推迟；使暂停；使悬浮
- vi. 悬浮；禁赛
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- suspend:  To suspend something is etymologically to ‘hang it up’. The word comes via Old French suspendre from Latin suspendere ‘hang up’, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub- ‘up from under’, hence ‘up’, and pendere ‘hang’ (source of English depend, pendent, etc). The metaphorical sense ‘delay’ developed in Latin.
=> depend, pendant, pendulum
- 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 "cause to hang, weigh" (see pendant). In English, the literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Suspended; suspending.
- 1. Ministers took the floor to denounce the decision to suspend constitutional rule.
- 2. Both sides in the conflict have agreed temporarily to suspend hostilities.
- 3. We had no alternative but halt [ suspend ] the project at the time.
- 4. He was compelled by illness to suspend his experiment.
- 5. Balloons suspend easily in the air.
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