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Meaning of "give up the ghost" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE UP THE GHOST

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WHAT DOES GIVE UP THE GHOST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give up the ghost in the English dictionary

The definition of give up the ghost in the dictionary is to die. Other definition of give up the ghost is to stop working.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE UP THE GHOST

give someone the benefit of the doubt
give someone the best
give someone the bird
give someone the cold shoulder
give someone the dingbats
give someone the flick
give someone the slip
give something a miss
give something a whirl
give something houseroom
give suck to
give the devil his due
give the game away
give the lie to
give them heaps
give to the world
give up
give vent to
give way
give way to

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE UP THE GHOST

almost
at any cost
bacterial ghost
boost
cohost
cost
frost
game show host
ghost
Holy Ghost
host
intermediate host
last post
lost
low-cost
most
outpost
post
repost
the most

Synonyms and antonyms of give up the ghost in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give up the ghost» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE UP THE GHOST

Find out the translation of give up the ghost to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give up the ghost from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give up the ghost» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

完蛋了
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entregar el alma
570 millions of speakers

English

give up the ghost
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूत हार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التخلي عن شبح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отказаться от призрака
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desistir do fantasma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মা ছেড়ে দাও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rendre l´âme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nyerah hantu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

den Geist aufgeben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

幽霊をあきらめる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유령 을 포기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyerah setan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bỏ ma
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேயை விட்டுவிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भूत सोडू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hayaleti bırak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rinunciare al fantasma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyzionąć ducha
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відмовитися від примари
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da duhul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να εγκαταλείψει το φάντασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee die spook
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge upp andan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi opp ånden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give up the ghost

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE UP THE GHOST»

The term «give up the ghost» is regularly used and occupies the 63.219 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE UP THE GHOST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give up the ghost

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE UP THE GHOST»

Discover the use of give up the ghost in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give up the ghost and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Give Up the Ghost
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt.
Megan Crewe, 2009
2
Give Up the Ghost
Michael Roth. the consequences of being wrong. The Ghost had been one step ahead of them the entire time, and now that their plan was succeeding, they felt cheated by their own hands, as well as by the hand of their father. Some of them  ...
Michael Roth, 2013
3
Don't Give Up the Ghost: The Delacorte Book of Original ...
A collection of twelve ghost stories, written by some of America's finest authors, features tales of scary and friendly apparitions.
David Gale, 1993
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
3 to stop trying ♢ She'd been trying to break into acting for ten years without success and was just about to give up the ghost. give give and take the exchange of some of what you want for some of what someone else wants ♢ We reached an  ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
5
Giving Up the Ghost
You and your parents have better things to do than sit around waiting for a bossy old lady to give up the ghost.” “What?” Davia asked. Was she talking about Emilie again? “Give up the ghost?” Aunt Mari laughed lightly. “It's another way to say ...
Sheri Cooper Sinykin, 2011
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That's in the Bible?: Scripture's User-Friendly Impact on ...
In business, for example, it might be said, “Well, I thought we had a good sales lead there, but I guess we better give up the ghost and try a new approach.” In this popular usage, the “ghost,” of course, is figurative. In biblical context, the “ ghost” ...
William D. Mayo, 2011
7
Disorder and the Drama
Revenge,. and. Denial. ROBERT N. WATSON THIS PROCESSION of black letters is intended as another reminder that we are all compelled to give up the ghost sooner or later. What dresses me in more than the customary suits of solemn ...
Mary Beth Rose, 1990
8
Exposition of the Old and New Testament
One thing that satisfied him, was, that he so crifd out and gave up the ghost : that one who was ready to give up the ghost, should be abletocryoutso, wasvery surprising. Of all the sad spectacles of this kind he never observed the like ; and ...
Matthew Henry, J.B Williams, 1828
9
Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language
In Genesis, Abraham (25:8), Ishmael (25:17), and Isaac (35:29) all 'give up' the ghost, though Iacob 'yields' his up (49:33). The New Testament is mixed: Iesus ' gives up' the ghost in Mark (15:37, 39), Luke (23:46), and john (19:30), but 'yields'  ...
David Crystal, 2010
10
An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
... get up and go, get up steam, get up their nose, give it up, give it up for..., give up, give up the ghost, go up in smoke, had it up to here, ham it up, hang up, hang up their. . . , jumping up and down, keep their end up, keep up with the Joneses, ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE UP THE GHOST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give up the ghost is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is your emergency fund costing you money?
It's not possible to know exactly when your refrigerator will give up the ghost, or when you will need expensive dental surgery. Except that it is ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
2
7 reasons the MLB Trade Deadline is off to a seriously slow start
The A's, perhaps rightly, think they're a much better team than how they've played, and are unwilling to give up the ghost and deal players like ... «MLB Daily Dish, Jul 15»
3
Arsenal achieved par in the last two seasons
Some give up the ghost early and bitterly accept the perceived yet premature media wisdom that Arsenal will be the infamous side to slip out of ... «Online Gooner, Jul 15»
4
Expert Advice: Car seats, Five seaters and Baby carriers
Aidan: There are some components, timing belts and chains included, that can be fully functional one minute and then give up the ghost the ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
5
GUY HENDERSON: Golf might not be game for me
It is possible that I may have to give up the ghost and admit that I am never going to get the hang of it, and I really should play a proper golf ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jul 15»
6
The Relentless Champions Of Classic Fallout
But No Mutants Allowed will not give up the ghost. The oldest fansite in Fallout history, a community that loves the Fallout universe more than ... «Kotaku, Jul 15»
7
Guess Who's Coming To Town...
But despite 20 years travelling the world and delivering spine-tingling live shows, this group is not ready to give up the ghost and is heading ... «Undertheradar, Jul 15»
8
The Incredible Shrinking Zeitgeist: How Did This Great Word Lose Its …
Either that, or zeitgeist should just give up the ghost. Katy Waldman is Slate's words correspondent. REPRINT PRINT EMAIL. Loading. «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
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LILLIE LEMONS DISHES ABOUT HER LATEST LP
I was craving that dichotomy on the album, so when more electronic tracks like "Stardust" and "Give Up the Ghost" started taking form during the ... «Baeble Music, Jul 15»
10
'Shirley, I Jest': Cindy Williams on Life, Laughs, & 'Laverne & Shirley'
... little studio and do our play.” It's what we did when we were 18, 19 years old. There's just no reason not to do it now. Why give up the ghost? «Biography, Jun 15»

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