- to suddenly end all contact with (a person) without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship:The guy I’ve been dating ghosted me.
- to leave (a social event or gathering) suddenly without saying goodbye:My friend ghosted my birthday party.
- to suddenly end all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship:They dated for a month and then she ghosted.
- to leave a social event or gathering suddenly without saying goodbye:I'm getting tired so I think I might just ghost.
Idioms about ghost
- to die.
- to cease to function or exist.
Origin of ghost
synonym study for ghost
OTHER WORDS FROM ghostghost·i·ly, adverbghost·like, adjectivede·ghost, verb (used with object)un·ghost·like, adjective
Words nearby ghost
How to use ghost in a sentence
The expansion of ghost kitchens was well underway before the pandemic.
The spread of third-party delivery apps and ghost kitchens means that many customers largely interact with restaurants through apps, not the restaurants directly.What if Every Independent Pizzeria Was Just Part of One Big Fake Chain?|Jaya Saxena|February 3, 2021|Eater
New “ghost kitchens,” or delivery-only restaurants capitalizing on the rise of Grubhub and UberEats, popped up, many specializing in wings.The Super Bowl is coming. And we’re running out of chicken wings.|Jacob Bogage|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Last year police in New York state arrested an Army drone operator and alleged Boogaloo Boi on charges that he owned an illegal ghost gun.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.|by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE|February 1, 2021|ProPublica
Group Nine has been thinking about expanding further in this direction by leveraging the ghost kitchen it launched through Thrillist back in December.With America still on lockdown, publishers lean into direct mail|Max Willens|February 1, 2021|Digiday
The well, ghost or no ghost, is certainly a piece of history with a bold presence.
Now, she says, her coworkers are actively pranking each other and blaming it on the ghost.
First, the ghost of his departed partner, Jacob Marley, comes calling, his face emerging from the doorknob.
As Monday turned to Tuesday morning, five hostages had escaped and the Central Business District had turned into a ghost town.
The ghost writer in question is assumed to be one Siobhan Curham—an established author of both YA and adult fiction.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
T least, thet's all I think 't wuz; though thar wuz those thet said 't wuz Claiborne's ghost.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Meanwhile Fleurette had her nourishing food, and grew more like the ghost of a lily every day.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Our poor planet will be but a silent ghost whirling on its dark path in the starlight.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
For a moment there was no consciousness in their gaze; then a whimsical ghost of a smile crept about his mouth.Uncanny Tales|Various
Now it will be as well here to inquire what good has ever resulted from this belief in what is commonly understood to be a ghost?Second Edition of A Discovery Concerning Ghosts|George Cruikshank
British Dictionary definitions for ghost
- a faint secondary image produced by an optical system
- a similar image on a television screen, formed by reflection of the transmitting waves or by a defect in the receiver
- to die
- (of a machine) to stop working
Derived forms of ghostghostlike, adjective
Word Origin for ghost
Other Idioms and Phrases with ghost
In addition to the idiom beginning with ghost
- ghost town
- Chinaman's (ghost of a) chance
- give up the ghost