Top definition
Verb: to die in a submissive, peaceful fashion; or to die quickly, with finality, often brutally.
The freight-train barreling towards him, his foot still stuck, no time, he decided to give up the ghost.
by xmadmardiganx November 29, 2005
Get the mug
Get a give up the ghost mug for your mate Nathalie.
2
To stop trying to do something because you aren't getting what you want for your efforts
I wanted to get back with my ex but now I'm 'bout to give up the ghost.
by OneHotTamale25 September 25, 2011
Get the mug
Get a give up the ghost mug for your papa Trump.
3
to die, but can be used in reference to inanimate objects, ie, to stop working. In the case of subject matter, it means to reveal a secret, punchline, or conclusion.
Micah's birthday party is to be a surprise, but Brian might give up the ghost.
by Brian McManus June 07, 2006
Get the mug
Get a give up the ghost mug for your guy Georges.
5
To ejaculate so much to the point where one's soul literally leaves one's body.
Oh my God, Robert made me cum so hard last night that he made me give up the ghost.
by anarchyintheusa91 December 07, 2017
Get the mug
Get a give up the ghost mug for your mother-in-law Helena.