yield up the ghost

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to yield up the ghost

  1. (archaic) For a person, to die.
    • 1611, King James Bible, Acts 5:10.
      Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

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