suspender
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suspender(
suhs
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pehn
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing) (United Kingdom)
a. la liga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(for stockings)
She entered the room wearing lingerie and stockings with suspenders.Entró en la habitación vestida con lencería y con las medias sujetas con ligas.
suspenders
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. los tirantes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was sporting suspenders and a bow tie.Lucía tirantes y corbatín.
b. los tiradores
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
I don't have a belt. Would you lend me these suspenders?No tengo cinturón. ¿Me prestarías estos tiradores?
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suspender
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for stocking, sock) (United Kingdom)
a. la liga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
suspender beltliguero m
suspenderstirantes mpl
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suspender [səsˈpendəʳ]
noun
(for stocking, sock) liga (f)
suspenders (US) (braces) tirantes (m); tiradores (m); (S. Cone)
modifier
suspender belt (n) portaligas (m); liguero (m)
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suspender
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suspender(
soos
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pehn
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dehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dangle)
a. to hang
Tenían la bandera suspendida por la ventana de su piso.They had the flag hanging from the window of their apartment.
b. to hang up
¿Suspendemos el cartel aquí sobre la puerta?Should we hang the sign up here over the door?
c. to suspend
Está suspendido de esa rama y está a punto de caerse.He's suspended from that branch and he's about to fall.
2. (to end abruptly)
a. to cancel
Tuvimos que suspender el viaje cuando no pudimos arrancar el coche.We had to cancel the trip when we couldn't start the car.
b. to call off
Suspendieron la boda porque no se presentó la novia.They called off the wedding because the bride never showed up.
c. to discontinue
Suspendieron la línea roja por las inundaciones.They discontinued the red line because of the flooding.
d. to stop
Tuvieron que suspender la construcción hasta que dejó de llover.They had to stop construction until it stopped raining.
3. (to postpone)
a. to suspend
Han suspendido el servicio de trenes debido a una avería.They've suspended the train service due to a malfunction.
b. to adjourn
La reunión no se puede suspender hasta que tratemos un tema más.The meeting cannot be adjourned until we've covered one more issue.
4. (to be temporarily dismissed)
a. to suspend
El policía fue suspendido por el uso excesivo de fuerza.The policeman was suspended for excessive use of force.
5. (to not pass an exam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fail
Tengo que empollar porque si no, voy a suspender el examen.I have to study a lot, because if I don't, I'm going to fail the exam.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to not pass an exam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fail
¿Sabes por qué suspendiste? Porque nunca viniste a clase.Want to know why you failed? Because you never came to class.
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suspender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (colgar)
a. to hang (up)
lo suspendieron de una cuerda/de un clavothey hung it from a rope/nail
2. (examen, asignatura)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fail
me suspendieron la HistoriaI failed History
3. (interrumpir)
a. to suspend
4. (reunión, sesión)
a. to adjourn
el partido se suspendió a causa de la lluviathe match was postponed o called off because of the rain
5. (sancionar; trabajador)
a. to suspend
6. (alumno)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to suspend
suspender a alguien de empleo y sueldoto suspend somebody without pay
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (alumno)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fail
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suspender
transitive verb
1 (colgar) to hang; hang up; suspend;de from
2 (interrumpir) [+pago, trabajo] to stop; suspend; [+reunión, sesión] to adjourn; [+línea, servicio] to discontinue; [+procedimiento] to interrupt; [+plan, viaje] to call off; cancel
tuvieron que suspender el viaje a causa de la lluvia suspendieron el concierto por motivo del funeral
suspender hasta más tarde to put off till later; postpone for a time; suspender a algn de empleo y sueldo to suspend sb (from work) without pay; suspender la emisión de un programa to cancel the showing of a programme; ha suspendido su visita hasta la semana que viene he's postponed his visit until next week; el partido se suspendió a causa de la lluvia the game was rained off; han suspendido la boda they've called the wedding off; they've cancelled the wedding
3 (Escol) [+asignatura] to fail
he suspendido las matemáticas I've failed maths; lo han suspendido en química he's failed Chemistry
intransitive verb
to fail
¿cómo fue el examen? - fatal, he suspendido
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Phrases with "suspender"
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suspender un examen
to cancel an exam
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