Complete Definition of "give up the ghost"

English
Etymology
1611, w:King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, w:Gospel of Mark|Mark, s:Bible (King James)/Mark#Chapter 15|15:37

Verb
give up the ghost

  1. euphemism To die.

#: 1611: And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. — w:King James Bible|King James Bible, Mark 15:37.

  1. figuratively For a thing to die or (metaphorically) to quit.

#:My old computer finally gave up the ghost the other day.

Translations
trans-top|give up the ghost
French: rendre l'âme
German: den Geist aufgeben
Icelandic: gefa upp öndina
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Russian: иÑпÑÑÑиÑÑ Ð´ÑÑ
Swedish: ge upp andan
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See also
yield up the ghost
give up

Category:English phrases

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