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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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This paper presents the facts about the following myths: (1) Suspending disruptive students is necessary to make sure well-behaved students can learn; (2) Teachers need to suspend students to maintain order and safety; (3) Rising suspension rates are a necessary response to increasing school violence; (4) Students of color are suspended at higher rates because they misbehave more often; (5) Suspensions are necessary to deter future infractions; and (6) Suspensions will get parents' attention and help curb misbehavior.
Honda said Thursday it will continue suspending operations to make finished cars at two plants in Saitama and Mie prefectures until April 3.
Varig said yesterday that it is suspending some flights to the US, Europe and three cities in South America after being forced by a US Bankruptcy Court judge to ground leased aircraft.
The decision we came to was easy, but it was hard to do,'' Scioscia said of suspending Guillen for the final eight games of the regular season and the playoffs.
Suspending the loss: If a group member recognizes a loss on the disposition of a subsidiary's stock after application of the BRR, and the subsidiary member remains in the group after the disposition, the stock loss is suspended under the LSR to the extent of the duplicated loss on the subsidiary's stock.
We were able to determine that suspending the 5 percent sales tax led to a decrease in retail prices of just 3 percent compared to neighboring states," Doyle says.
Edcel Lagman, the most vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte in Congress, following the latter's' statement on suspending the privilege to curb lawlessness in the country.
Is anything more inconsistent than all of a sudden suspending a ref for a missed call?
While suspending sales, the company is not taking shelf product back from retailers, since testing has shown no issues so far with the manufacturing of the product.