- 1 1.1 (phantom) fantasma (m), espíritu (m) 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 (before noun/delante del nombre) ghost story historia (feminine) de fantasmas ghost ship buque (masculine) fantasma ghost town pueblo (masculine) fantasma 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/arcaico] 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, humorous/familiar, humorístico], creo que la tele sonó (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (on TV, radar screen) fantasma (masculine)
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.
- to ghost sb's speech/book escribir* el discurso/libro de algn his autobiography was ghosted by a journalist un periodista le escribió la autobiografíaMore example sentences
- 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.