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ghost

1. slang To ignore someone until they go away, rather than directly expressing one's disinterest, especially in virtual communications. This phrase is often applied to failed love connections. That guy I went out with last week kept texting me, but I just wasn't interested, so I had to ghost him.
2. slang To kill someone. The boss told Ray to ghost the informant.
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ghost someone

tv. to kill someone. Mooshoo threatened to ghost the guy.
See also: ghost, someone
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The ghost is the decentered center, appearance and disappearance at once, the "vanishing point." For Blau's "ghosting," the diction is crucial.
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