US: /səˈspɛnd/
UK: /səspˈɛnd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

suspend /səs'pend/
  • ngoại động từ
    • treo lơ lửng
    • đình chỉ, hoãn; treo giò (ai)
      • to suspend a newspaper: đình bản một tờ báo
      • to suspend a judgement: hoãn xét xử

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb [VN]
1 [usually +adv./prep.] ~ sth/sb (from sth) (by / on sth) to hang sth from sth else: A lamp was suspended from the ceiling. + Her body was found suspended by a rope.
2 to officially stop sth for a time; to prevent sth from being active, used, etc. for a time: Production has been suspended while safety checks are carried out. + The constitution was suspended as the fighting grew worse. + In the theatre we willingly suspend disbelief (= temporarily believe that the characters, etc. are real).
3 to officially delay sth; to arrange for sth to happen later than planned: The introduction of the new system has been suspended until next year. + to suspend judgement (= delay forming or expressing an opinion)
4 [usually passive] ~ sb (from sth) to officially prevent sb from doing their job, going to school, etc. for a time: The police officer was suspended while the complaint was investigated. + She was suspended from school for a week.
5 (be suspended in sth) (technical) to float in liquid or air without moving: Small droplets are held suspended in the atmosphere.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 hold up or off (on), withhold, put off, put or hold or keep in or into abeyance, shelve, postpone, delay, defer, interrupt, stop or check or cease or discontinue temporarily, US table:
We suspended payment pending inspection of the work already done. Train services on this route will be suspended till further notice. Suspend your disbelief for a moment to consider the possible motive for stealing a prune.
2 hang, attach, fasten, dangle, swing:
She suspended the cameo from a gold chain which she wore as a necklace.
3 debar, exclude, eliminate, reject, expel, eject, evict; deprive of the rights of, deny the privileges of; blackball:
A member may be suspended if his dues are six months or more in arrears.
1 uncertainty, indefiniteness, insecurity, doubt, irresolution, expectancy, indecision, not knowing:
May I have the envelope please? - I cannot stand the suspense!
2 anxiety, tension, apprehension, nervousness, agitation, anxiousness, anticipation, expectation, excitement:
A story that creates suspense for the reader is often suitable for film treatment.

Collocation dictionary


immediately | indefinitely | temporarily
Funding for the new building has been temporarily suspended.
| effectively


agree to, decide to, vote to
The government has decided to suspend production at the country's biggest lead plant.
| threaten to | be forced to


the power to suspend sth
The EU should have the power to suspend subsidy payments to farmers who pollute the environment.

Concise English dictionary

+hang freely
+cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
+bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
+stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
+make inoperative or stop
+render temporarily ineffective