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give up the ghost

to die
Death and dyingNot functioning
humorous If a machine gives up the ghost, it stops working
(机器)报废,不能运转,完蛋
We've had the same TV for over ten years and it's just given up the ghost.
我们一台电视用了10年多,刚刚才报废。
Not functioning
to stop trying to do something because you know that you will not succeed
放弃…;对…绝望
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。
Stop having or doing something
(Definition of give up the ghost from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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