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

Translation of ghost in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (phantom) you look as if you've seen a ghost!
    ¡parece que hubieras visto un fantasma!
    to lay the ghost of something/somebody (to rest)
    enterrar el recuerdo de algo/alguien
    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 or a ghost of a chance
    no tienen ni la más remota posibilidad
    1.3 (soul) [archaic] to give up the ghost [colloquial]
    pasar a mejor vida [colloquial]
    I think the TV's given up the ghost [humorous]
    creo que la tele se ha escoñado [colloquial] [humorous]
    creo que la tele sonó (Southern Cone) [colloquial]

transitive verb

  • to ghost somebody's speech/book
    escribir el discurso/libro de alguien
    his autobiography was ghosted by a journalist
    un periodista le escribió la autobiografía
    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.
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