English - Vietnamese Dictionary
suspense /səs'pens/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- tình trạng chờ đợi, tình trạng hồi hộp, tình trạng chưa quyết định
- to keep somebody in suspense: để ai trong tình trạng chờ đợi
- (pháp lý) sự tạm hoãn, sự đình chỉ; sự treo quyền
sə'spensAdvanced English Dictionary
+apprehension about what is going to happen
+an uncertain cognitive state
+excited anticipation of an approaching climax
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
[U] a feeling of worry or excitement that you have when you feel that sth is going to happen, sb is going to tell you some news, etc: a tale of mystery and suspense + Don't keep us in suspense. Tell us what happened! + I couldn't bear the suspense a moment longer.
heart-pounding, nail-biting, unbearable
VERB + SUSPENSE
keep sb in
Don't keep us in suspense?did you get the job or not?
Don't look at the end of the book yet?you'll break the suspense.
| build (up), create | bear
She couldn't bear the suspense a moment longer.
SUSPENSE + VERB
be killing sb
(informal) I don't get the results till next week, and the suspense is killing me.
SUSPENSE + NOUN
They were kept in suspense about their possibility of joining the expedition for several weeks.
an agony of suspense
I suffered agonies of suspense in silence.
| a state of suspense
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