Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If you suspend an object, you attach it above and hang it down. (verb) If you suspend something, you stop it for a period of time.

Examples: (verb) Two lamps were suspended above the room and gave off a gentle light. (verb) Employees can be suspended or fired for sexually harassing a colleague. (verb) The conversation was temporarily suspended while everyone watched the TV. (verb) The army suspended all operations in the north until the weather changed.

Synonyms: verbs: delay, interrupt, reject. hang, dangle.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 C