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verb 
  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: 
  • French: rendre l'í¢me
  • German: den Geist aufgeben
Etymology: 1611, w:King James Version of the Bible, King James Version of the Bible, w:Gospel of Mark, Mark, s:Bible (King James)/MarkChapter? 15, 15:37


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