ghost

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgəʊst/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/goʊst/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(gōst)


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ghost

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. am (not) afraid of ghosts
  2. (don't) believe in ghosts
  3. think I saw a ghost
  4. was that a ghost?
  5. a ghost in the [closet, garage]
  6. you look like you've seen a ghost!
  7. my [grandmother's] ghost
  8. contact the ghost of my [grandmother]
  9. is haunted by ghosts
  10. [feel, detect] the presence of a ghost
  11. [thought, said] to be a friendly ghost
  12. haunted by ghosts of [the past, past failures]
  13. the ghost of Christmas [past, present, future]
  14. religion: the Holy Ghost
  15. is just a ghost of his former self
  16. slang: the [car, television] has given up the ghost
n as adj
  1. tell ghost stories
  2. hast turned into a ghost town
  3. is a ghost [buster, hunter, catcher]
v
  1. the [autobiography, book, novel] was ghosted by him
  2. ghosted the [autobiography] for her
  3. ghosted for him
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