ghost

ghost1 [gəust US goust] n
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1¦(spirit)¦
2¦(memory/effect)¦
3 the ghost of a smile/sound etc
4¦(television/computer)¦
5 give up the ghost
6 (not) a ghost of a chance
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[: Old English; Origin: gast]
1.) ¦(SPIRIT)¦
the spirit of a dead person that some people think they can feel or see in a place
ghost of
the ghost of Old Tom Morris
They say the young girl's ghost still haunts (=often appears in) the house.
He looked as if he'd seen a ghost (=he looked very frightened) .
2.) ¦(MEMORY/EFFECT)¦
the memory or effect of someone or something bad that lived, existed, or happened in the past
ghost of
The ghost of Stalinism still affects life in Russia today.
3.) the ghost of a smile/sound etc
a smile etc that is so slight you are not sure it happened
The ghost of a smile flitted across her sad features.
4.) ¦(TELEVISION/COMPUTER)¦
a second image that is not clear on a television or computer screen
5.) give up the ghost
a) if a machine gives up the ghost, it does not work any more and cannot be repaired - used humorously
Unfortunately, my car's just given up the ghost.
b) to die
6.) (not) a ghost of a chance
not even a slight chance of doing something, or of something happening
They don't stand a ghost of a chance of winning.
ghost 2
ghost2 v [T]
to write something as a ↑ghost writer

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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