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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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Suddenly Michel, taking a spring, left the floor and remained suspended in the air, like Murillo's monk of the
Or, if it is true that in order to fly on the earth's surface, to keep oneself suspended in the air merely by the play of the muscles, there requires a strength a hundred and fifty times greater than that which we possess, a simple act of volition, a caprice, would bear us into space, if attraction did not exist.
I was not harming the child, madam,' said I, scarce knowing whether to be most astonished or displeased; 'he was tumbling off the wall there; and I was so fortunate as to catch him, while he hung suspended headlong from that tree, and prevent I know not what catastrophe.
The ECP had earlier suspended the assembly membership of Rafique, NA-125 and Naseer, PP-155 after election tribunals suspended their membership while disposing of cases related to poll irregularities.
The big difference is that before, players would get suspended and it was only really known locally.
Debra Lyon, 42, who was given a six-month suspended sentence, said Livesley recruited her with "the promise of making a few quid".
PESHAWAR -- Due to maintenance work , Power supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Sakhi Chashma Grid station on 20th May from 8 AM to 2 resultantly Consumers of 11 KV NCR feeder will face inconvenience .
MORE than 9,000 criminals had their prison sentence suspended last year despite having more than 15 previous convictions or cautions, criminal justice campaigners have revealed.
Worcester, charged with driving with a suspended license and red light violation, continued to May 22 on $350 cash bail.
Lorraine Mardenborough, 52, of the Red Eye Jungle Shop, Walsall, was given six months suspended for 18 months.
Smart Crowdfunding is slated to carry out strategic marketing initiatives for Suspended Soup, a Portland restaurant that will allow customers to "pay it forward" and feed the area's homeless by way of a suspended soup credit.
On August 27, 2013, the NANB Complaints Committee suspended the registration of registrant number 016562 pending the outcome of a hearing before the Review Committee.
ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday suspended membership of 26 parliamentarians for not submitting their asset details.
Summary: As many as 92 driving licences have been suspended by the Traffic Court in July this year, for violations committed during different periods of the year, as per recommendations by the Traffic Prosecution, a top prosecutor revealed.
Meanwhile there were 67 defendants who had their licences suspended for involving in fatal traffic accidents and causing deaths.