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To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
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  1. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
  2. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  3. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
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  1. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
  2. To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
  3. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
To fail to include or mention; leave out:
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  1. To fail to include or mention; leave out:
  2. To fail to do; neglect
  3. To fail to include; leave out
(Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
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  1. (Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
  2. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
  3. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
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  1. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
  2. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
  3. To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
To cease making or manufacturing:
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  1. To cease making or manufacturing:
  2. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
  3. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
To put off or suspend until a future time
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  1. To put off or suspend until a future time
  2. To move from one place to another:
  3. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
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  1. To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
  2. To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
  3. To make a break in the continuity of; cut off; obstruct
To furnish or outfit with shelves.
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  1. To furnish or outfit with shelves.
  2. To put aside as though on a shelf:
  3. To place or arrange on a shelf:
To assign to a category or categories; classify
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  1. To assign to a category or categories; classify
  2. To place or file in a small compartment or recess.
  3. To put aside indefinitely, as if intending to ignore or forget; shelve
To put on a table
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  1. To put on a table
  2. (Obs.) To make a list or compact arrangement of; tabulate
  3. To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
To ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.
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  1. To ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To stop for a while; linger
  3. To make late; slow up; detain
To postpone or delay needlessly.
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  1. To postpone or delay needlessly.
  2. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
  3. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
(Now rare) To put aside, avoid.
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  1. (Now rare) To put aside, avoid.
  2. To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone:
  3. To voluntarily give up, abandon, or surrender a right, privilege or claim. Usually, a right may only be waived if the person so doing has full knowledge of what the consequences might be.
To form a recess in
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  1. To form a recess in
  2. To create or fashion a recess in:
  3. To take a recess:
To discontinue or end a session of (a legislative assembly, as the British Parliament)
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  1. To discontinue or end a session of (a legislative assembly, as the British Parliament)
  2. (Obs.) To defer; delay; postpone
  3. To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).
To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel:
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  1. To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel:
  2. To disappear or make disappear
  3. To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
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  1. To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
  2. To remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping
To put an end to; discontinue:
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  1. To put an end to; discontinue:
  2. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
  3. To come to an end; stop:
(Intransitive) To stop marching.
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  1. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
  2. To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
  3. To bring to a stop.
To continue to be in a place or condition:
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  1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  2. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
  3. To stop, halt, or check
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
To suspend an activity; cease.
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  1. To suspend an activity; cease.
  2. To stop for a time; cease at intervals; make or be intermittent; discontinue
To refer to an implied, rather than stated, word in the sentence in which it occurs
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  1. To refer to an implied, rather than stated, word in the sentence in which it occurs
  2. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
  3. To hold (something) so that it hangs and swings loosely
To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
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  1. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
  2. To ride on a swing.
  3. To suspend on hinges:
To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
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  1. To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
  2. To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
  3. To swing or brandish (a weapon)
To move backward and forward on a swing
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  1. To move backward and forward on a swing
  2. To ride on a swing.
  3. To suspend on hinges:
To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
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  1. To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
  2. To remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping
To put an end to; discontinue:
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  1. To put an end to; discontinue:
  2. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
  3. To come to an end; stop:
To cease subscribing to (a publication).
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  1. To cease subscribing to (a publication).
  2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
  3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
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  1. To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
  2. To break into or in upon (a discussion, train of thought, etc.)
  3. To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
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  1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  2. To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
  3. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
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  1. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
  2. To put off or suspend until a future time
  3. To move from one place to another:
To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
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  1. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
  2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
  3. To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone
  3. To stop for a while; linger
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
(Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
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  1. (Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
  2. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
  3. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
To put back, as into a state or position
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  1. To put back, as into a state or position
  2. To send (money) in payment
  3. To let slacken; decrease
To put on a shelf or shelves
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  1. To put on a shelf or shelves
  2. To furnish or outfit with shelves.
  3. To put aside as though on a shelf:
To continue to be in a place or condition:
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  1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  2. To pause; tarry; wait; delay
  3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
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  1. To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
  2. To put on a table
  3. To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
(Now rare) To put aside, avoid.
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  1. (Now rare) To put aside, avoid.
  2. (Law) To forgo or relinquish voluntarily (a right, privilege, claim, etc. which one is legally entitled to enforce)
  3. To voluntarily give up, abandon, or surrender a right, privilege or claim. Usually, a right may only be waived if the person so doing has full knowledge of what the consequences might be.
To serve food at a meal
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  1. To serve food at a meal
  2. To be a waiter or waitress at:
  3. To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
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  1. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
  2. To refer to an implied, rather than stated, word in the sentence in which it occurs
  3. To hold (something) so that it hangs and swings loosely
​To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; — with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
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  1. ​To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; — with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
  2. To be determined, influenced, or contingent:
  3. To be determined by, be influenced by, or be contingent on:
(Baseball) To throw (a pitch) in such a manner as to fail to break.
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  1. (Baseball) To throw (a pitch) in such a manner as to fail to break.
  2. To swing, as on a hinge
  3. To attach oneself as a dependent or an impediment; cling.
To throw or fling:
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  1. To throw or fling:
  2. To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
  3. To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling:
(--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
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  1. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
  2. To hang; be suspended
  3. To suspend on hinges:

Synonym Study

  • To dissolve an assembly is to terminate it as constituted, so that an election must be held to reconstitute it
  • Prorogue applies esp. to the formal dismissal of the British Parliament by the crown, subject to reassembly
  • Adjourn is applied to the action of a deliberative body in bringing a session to a close, with the intention of resuming at a later time
  • Postpone implies the intentional delaying of an action or event until a later time
  • Suspend denotes the breaking off of proceedings, privileges, etc. for a time, sometimes for such an indefinite time as to suggest cancellation to suspend train service, to suspend a sentence
Find another word for suspend. In this page you can discover 79 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for suspend, like: reject, exclude, omit, postpone, defer, put off, discontinue, adjourn, interrupt, shelve and pigeonhole.