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suspend

Pronunciation: /səˈspend/

Translation of suspend in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (stop, set aside) [payment/work] suspender
    Example sentences
    • While immediate lay-offs have been temporarily suspended, the crisis continues with thousands of jobs among Rover's suppliers also under threat.
    • The traders have been forced to temporarily suspend trading as they do not want any more clients to fall into this black hole.
    • Recently Ryanair was forced to temporarily suspend services on its Strasbourg / London route.
    1.2 (defer, hold over) [judgment/decision] posponer*, postergar* (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) see also suspended sentence
    Example sentences
    • Cannier SME owners will suspend judgement until they see what real changes emerge in the kind of deals their banks are prepared to offer.
    • Refreshments were served and the Ballinrobe Branch has now suspended its weekly meeting until September.
    • I'm suspending this meeting until a later time when I can get everyone's complete attention and input.
  • 2 (debar, ban) [member] suspender; [student] expulsar temporariamente, suspender (Latin America/América Latina) he was suspended from office fue separado de su cargo
    Example sentences
    • She was suspended from her post in charge of 20 community wardens last summer and her contract was not renewed when it expired in March this year.
    • The Evening Echo has learned he was suspended from his role as governor immediately after he was arrested.
    • Hall was suspended from his post the following day.
  • 3 (hang) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) suspender it seemed to hang suspended in mid air parecía estar suspendido en el aire
    Example sentences
    • In some bizarre animator's joke, they were literally suspended, all hung in the air in a big room.
    • The key to the diary was suspended from a silver key chain.
    • At the head of the room, a large screen was suspended from the ceiling and onto it was projected what appeared to be the layout for their graduation.

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