Translation of ghost in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (phantom) fantasma (masculine), espíritu (masculine) you look as if you've seen a ghost! ¡parece que hubieras visto un fantasma! to lay the ghost of sth/sb (to rest) enterrar el recuerdo de algo/algn the reconciliation with my father laid the ghost of my unhappy childhood la reconciliación con mi padre me libró de la sombra de mi desgraciada niñez 1.2 (hint, trace) the ghost of a smile una sonrisa apenas esbozada, un amago de sonrisa they do not have the o a ghost of a chance no tienen ni la más remota posibilidad 1.3 (soul) [archaic] alma (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) to give up the ghost [colloquial/familiar] pasar a mejor vida [colloquial/familiar], sonar* (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] I think the TV's given up the ghost [humorous/humorístico] creo que la tele se ha escoñado [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico], creo que la tele sonó (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (on TV, radar screen) fantasma (masculine)
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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