Definición de ghost en inglés:


Saltos de línea: ghost
Pronunciación: /gəʊst



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  • 1 [with object] Act as ghostwriter of (a work): his memoirs were smoothly ghosted by a journalist
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    • A range of sports people, and writers who've ghosted these ‘autobiographies’, discuss the process and the pitfalls.
    • There remain recurring rumours his blockbuster novels must have been ghosted by a craftsman with the wit that eludes the public man of affairs.
    • She ghosted numerous novels for someone we all knew as a famous London publisher, and I just want to see in the flesh a woman who could be that happy to stay in the shadows.
  • 2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Glide smoothly and effortlessly: they ghosted up the river
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    • We passed one another on the beach, sometimes quite closely, with no sign of recognition, like sleepwalkers ghosting through a dreamscape in which each was alone.
    • And there were; dark sleek shapes ghosting through the weeds.
    • His close control is marginally functional, unimpeachable, without being flashy and he has the ability to almost collide with an opponent before ghosting past him.


the ghost in the machine

Philosophy The mind viewed as distinct from the body (usually used in a derogatory fashion by critics of dualism).
[coined by the philosopher Gilbert Ryle (1949)]
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  • I had expected something of the ghost in the machine philosopher rather than a sober minded cleric.
  • It challenges three deeply held beliefs: the blank slate (the mind has no innate structure), the noble savage (people are naturally good), and the ghost in the machine (behavior is not caused by physical events).
  • And neuroscience has most decisively exorcised the ghost in the machine by showing that our thoughts, feelings, urges, and consciousness depend completely on the physiological activity of the brain.

give up the ghost

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  • The tulips almost got to flowering but then seemed to give up the ghost, go pale and slowly fall over.
  • The tree lasted until March and then suddenly, inexplicably, gave up the ghost (and the majority of its needles) and expired.
(Of a machine) stop working.
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  • If your washing machine gives up the ghost after two years and has been subject to normal use, you're entitled to a free repair.
  • As if all of this weren't enough, my coffee machine gave up the ghost yesterday.
  • For example, they can look after you when an unexpected car repair bill crops up or when your washing machine finally decides to give up the ghost after fifteen years of loyal and faithful service.

look as if one has seen a ghost

Look very pale and shocked.

not stand the ghost of a chance

Have no chance at all.



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  • The end result was strangely beautiful and ghostlike, suggesting a lifeless but beautifully frozen world.
  • The fog totally disappeared as ghostlike shadows of people began to reappear.
  • It coated the world in a pale flurry, casting a ghostlike pallor and creating moon shadows among the skeletons of trees.


Old English gāst (in the sense 'spirit, soul'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geest and German Geist. The gh- spelling occurs first in Caxton, probably influenced by Flemish gheest.

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