(=spirit) fantôme m , revenant m
→ I don't believe in ghosts.
→ the ghost of the drowned girl
to give up the ghost * rendre l'âme
→ My car finally gave up the ghost and I had to walk to work.
→ Some firms give up the ghost before they manage to make a profit.
not the ghost of a chance * pas l'ombre d'une chance
the ghost of a chance of doing sth * l'ombre d'une chance de faire qch
→ They never had a ghost of a chance of winning.
[+sb else's book, column] écrire → His autobiography was ghosted by a journalist → I ghosted his weekly rugby column for the Telegraph.
n histoire f de revenants
n ville f fantôme
→ Mogadishu is said to be a virtual ghost town, deserted by two-thirds of its residents.
n (British) train m fantôme
He didn't write it, the book was ghost-written. Il ne l'a pas écrit, le livre a été écrit par un nègre.
→ Keane's book is ghost written by Eamon Dunphy
→ Articles were ghost-written by company employees.
Holy Ghost , Holy Spirit
n Saint-Esprit m