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suspend

sus·pend

suspend

 
pronunciation:
s spend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: suspended, suspending, suspends
definition 1: to make something hang from a higher position.
I bought a new light that we can suspend from the ceiling.
synonyms:
hang
definition 2: to cause to stop for a period of time.
They suspended the game until the rain stopped.
similar words:
arrest, check, delay, end, halt, quit, stop
derivations: suspendible (adj.), suspendibility (n.)
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The word suspend contains the following parts:
sus- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix "sus- " occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of "sub-."
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pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend