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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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Honda suspended such orders for delivery for May and after for Japan-built models including the Fit subcompact and Insight hybrid, while Mazda has decided to suspend orders for Japan-built models including the CX7 and CX9 sport-utility vehicles.
6404(g) suspends the imposition of interest and time-sensitive penalties from Oct.
3), or by a majority vote of the members present and voting, may suspend a member for a period not to exceed two years not counting any suspension imposed under sections 7.
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.
The new regulations also include a substitute asset rule that suspends a member's loss recognized on an asset disposition (other than of a member's stock) when the member's basis in the disposed asset was determined by reference to a member's basis in stock for which there was a duplicated loss, and immediately after the disposition, the subsidiary is a group member.
L'Dera contends he is trying to improve a problem-plagued school that suspends students with little justification and ignores parents' complaints.
6229(d), on its face, is clear; the issuance of an FPAA suspends the "period specified in subsection (a).
Since California has a very high DUI arrest rate per capita, compared to other states, the state also suspends or revokes a large number of licenses,'' he said.
469 suspends the deduction of passive activity losses.