Give-up-the-ghost Definition

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To cease clinging to life; to die.

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(intransitive, idiomatic, figuratively) To quit; to cease functioning.

My old computer finally gave up the ghost the other day.
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(intransitive, with of) To cede a commitment to or identification with.
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Origin of Give-up-the-ghost

  • King James Version of the Bible (1611), Gospel of Mark, 15:37.

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