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suspend someone from something

to prevent someone from participating in something. (Usually as a form of discipline.) The principal suspended the student from classes for a week. Ted was suspended from school for three days.
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suspend someone or something from something

to hang someone or something from something. The hangman suspended the thief from a gibbet as a warning to others. Jill suspended each decoration from a different branch.
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suspend something by something

to hang something by something. The workers carefully positioned the stone that was suspended by a steel cable. Will suspended the decoration by a fine thread.
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suspend disbelief

To accept as plausible something one knows to be untrue, especially the setting and plot of a drama or fiction so as to allow the appreciation of art.
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Another approach is to temporarily suspend jobs; however, with this approach the suspended jobs are still holding system resources and application licenses that are then unavailable to higher priority jobs.
6404(g)(1) will not suspend interest and time-sensitive penalties for additional tax liability reported on the amended return.
Bishop Elias Galvan of Seattle said he would not suspend Williams.
But he added: "There was no serious incident that would have given cause to suspend Mr Sharma.
Group General Manager Short Haul Airlines Norm Thompson said the decision to suspend the services was difficult given the historic links Air New Zealand has with the Pacific and the importance placed on tourism by the Pacific Island economies.
A league official confirmed the decision to suspend Abercrombie for allegedly making an obscene gesture toward the San Jose Giants that caused both dugouts to empty during Tuesday's game was based on a report filed by the umpiring crew of Chris Bakke and Scott Jarred.
Thus, on a subsequent sale of 20 CS2 shares for its FMV of $20, P could recognize a S2 loss; however, -35T(c) (discussed below) contains a rule that will suspend any P losses on the sale of CS2.
But as of Saturday, the league stuck to its stance, that it was correct to suspend him.
That section allows the Treasury Secretary, the Director of Practice (DOP) or other delegate, after notice and an opportunity for a proceeding, to censure (defined as a "public reprimand"), suspend or disbar any practitioner from practice before the IRS.
Price-pained drivers hoping that proposals to suspend state gasoline taxes will mean at least limited relief at the pump will likely be disappointed to see that gas prices fall by significantly less than the full amount of the actual tax cut, according to an MIT Sloan professor who adds that gas station owners stand to benefit from the tax cut as much if not more than consumers.
Following the injunction, the Arbitration Tribunal resolved (by a majority decision) dated May 31, 2005, to suspend the proceedings.
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Elan Corporation, plc today announced it has agreed with the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE), the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to suspend trading of its securities (ADRs and ordinary shares) during the scheduled U.
The panel could decide there were other circumstances involved,'' Sulphur Springs School District Superintendent Robert Nolet, explaining that based on certain findings the panel can suspend the expulsion.