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suspend (one's) disbelief

To ignore or look past one's incredulity at the improbability of some piece of fiction, especially a film or video game, in order to better enjoy the experience of the work. I'm more than willing to suspend my disbelief a little for a cheesy action film. I find that I can never really suspend my disbelief when I watch a movie that's crammed full of CGI.
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suspend (someone or something) by (something)

To use something as a means of hanging someone or something from an elevated point or fixture. Often used in passive constructions. They suspended me by a safety harness on the end of a cable to grab the young woman from the tree. The airplanes in the diorama were suspended by pieces of fishing line.
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suspend from (something)

1. To force one to stop attending or participating in some activity, usually on a temporary basis as a form of punishment. A noun or pronoun is used between "suspend" and "from"; often used in passive constructions. The officer has been suspended from duty while the department investigates his actions. As a result of your actions, I'm afraid we have no choice but to suspend you from school for a week.
2. To cause someone or something to hang from some elevated point or fixture. A noun or pronoun is used between "suspend" and "from"; often used in passive constructions. The performers were suspended from the ceiling during the routine, created quite the impressive spectacle. We can suspend the balloons from the chandelier.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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However, when Kamran Yousaf, the defence correspondent at The Express Tribune, replied to Singh's tweet, his Twitter handle was immediately suspended.
Power supply would remain suspended from 132KV Mansehra Transmission Line on August 8 from 09:00am to 04:00pm, resultantly during this period additional load shading would be carried out on 11KV feeders emanating from 132 KV Haripur , Havelian, Abbotabad, HMC Nothiagali consumers of 11KV feeder would face inconveniences.
Last year, EXEN Asim Rasheed was suspended for submitting non-certified engineering degree of the Pakistan Engineering Council at the time of his appointment as the sub-divisional office 17 years ago.
'The suspended teachers were absent from duties in District Musakhail, over inappropriate answers, the department has suspended them.' Secretary Secondary Education TayabLehri added.
There were allegations of alleged corruption against the suspended officers.
Power Supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Peshawar City Grid Station on 17th and 18th April from 9:30AM to 2:30PM, resultantly consumers of 11 KV Baghbanan, Urmer, Phandoo Road 1, Nishtarabad, Zaryab, GulBahar 1, Surezai, Pando Road , Radio Pak, Jagra, Chamkani, ChughalPura, Hashtnagri, Urmer , Lala, ShikandarPura, OPF, Wadpaga 1 2 , Jinnah Medical College feeder will face inconveniences.
While ten flights are scheduled to be suspended on Tuesday (March 19) to destinations like Hyderabad, Calicut, Bahrain, Riyadh and Salalah.
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The certificates on the basis of which the licenses of pilots and cabin crew members were suspended should be accurate,' the top judge added.
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Interior has announced that cellular phone and internet services would remain suspended in different parts of the country for today on the eve of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
Twitter has suspended KTN News account days after the company started removing what it termed as fake followers from some accounts.
Several cities in Metro Manila and some other places in Luzon have suspended classes on Monday, June 11, due to heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Domeng.
Out of the 25 judges, one was dismissed from the service; 10 were fined, three were suspended and one was reprimanded.
LARKANA -- SSP Tanvir Hussain Tunio after taking notice of the complaints of the people suspended one Inspector, Sub-Inspector and 2 ASIs, while 145 other cops were also transferred and suspended.
IANs Kamaal R Khan, whose account on Twitter has again been suspended over personal remarks over Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, says he will take legal action against the micro-blogging site.