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British English: /ɡəʊst/
American English: /ɡoʊst/

Translation of ghost in French:


  • 1 (spectre) to believe in ghosts
    croire aux fantômes
    you look as if you've seen a ghost!
    tu as l'air terrorisé!
  • 2 [figurative]the ghost of a smile
    l'ombre (f) d'un sourire
    they haven't the ghost of a chance of winning!
    ils n'ont pas la moindre chance de réussir!
    to lay the ghosts of one's past
    exorciser ses démons
  • 4 (Television)
    image (f) secondaire, écho (m)

transitive verb

  • to ghost somebody's books
    servir de nègre à quelqu'un pour ses livres

intransitive verb

  • to ghost for somebody
    servir de nègre à quelqu'un


to give up the ghost

rendre l'âme

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