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ghostwriteverb [T]

uk   /ˈɡəʊst.raɪt/  us   /ˈɡoʊst-/ (also ghost)
to write a ​book or ​article, etc. for another ​person, so that that ​person can ​pretend it is his or her own or use it himself or herself: His ​autobiography was ghostwritten.
ghostwriter
noun [C] uk   /-ˌraɪ.tər/  us   /-ˌraɪ.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of ghostwrite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ghostwriteverb [T]

 us   /ˈɡoʊstˌrɑɪt/ (present participle ghostwriting, past tense ghostwrote  /ˈɡoʊstˌroʊt/ , past participle ghostwritten  /ˈɡoʊstˌrɪt·ən/ ) (also ghost,  /ɡoʊst/ )
to write a ​book, ​article, or ​speech for another ​person to use as his or her own
ghostwriter
noun [C]  us   /ˈɡoʊˌstrɑɪt̬·ər/
Carol ​worked as a ghostwriter for that ​radio talk-show ​host.
(Definition of ghostwrite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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