ADJ. heart-pounding, nail-biting, unbearable
VERB + SUSPENSE keep sb in Don't keep us in suspense?did you get the job or not? | break Don't look at the end of the book yet?you'll break the suspense. | build (up), create | bear She couldn't bear the suspense a moment longer.
SUSPENSE + VERB be killing sb (informal) I don't get the results till next week, and the suspense is killing me.
SUSPENSE + NOUN story
PREP. ~ about They were kept in suspense about their possibility of joining the expedition for several weeks.
PHRASES an agony of suspense I suffered agonies of suspense in silence. | a state of suspense