Translation of "give up the ghost" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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give up the ghost

to die

humorous If a machine gives up the ghost, it stops working.

Our old TV had finally given up the ghost. 我们一台电视用了10年多,刚刚才报废。

UK to stop trying to do something because you know that you will not succeed

All I'd cherished from early childhood had been denied me, so I simply gave up the ghost. 我自童年起珍惜的一切都被夺走了,我只好放弃。

(Translation of “give up the ghost” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)