Translation of "give up the ghost" - English-Traditional 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. 我們一台電視用了十年多,剛剛才壞了。

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. 我自童年起所珍惜的一切都被奪走了,我只好放棄。

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