Definition of ghost verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ghost

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡəʊst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ghost
    BrE BrE//ɡəʊst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊst//
     
    he / she / it ghosts
    BrE BrE//ɡəʊsts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊsts//
     
    past simple ghosted
    BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊstɪd//
     
    past participle ghosted
    BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊstɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊstɪd//
     
    -ing form ghosting
    BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊstɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊstɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1= ghostwrite
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (literary) to move without making a sound They ghosted up the smooth waters of the river.
  3. Word Origin Old English gāst (in the sense ‘spirit, soul’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geest and German Geist. The gh- spelling occurs first in Caxton, probably influenced by Flemish gheest.
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