To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
- To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment: suspend a student from school.
- To cause to stop for a period; interrupt: suspended the trial.
- To hold in abeyance; defer: suspend judgment. See Synonyms at defer1.
- To render temporarily ineffective: suspend a jail sentence; suspend all parking regulations.
- To hang so as to allow free movement: suspended the mobile from the ceiling.
- To support or keep from falling without apparent attachment, as by buoyancy: suspend oneself in the water.
- To cease for a period; delay.
- To fail to make payments or meet obligations.