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ghost +‎ write

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ghostwrite (third-person singular simple present ghostwrites, present participle ghostwriting, simple past ghostwrote, past participle ghostwritten)

  1. (intransitive) To write under the name of another (especially literary works).
    Mariana would rather not ghostwrite for a living because she finds it a thankless task.
  2. (transitive) To author a literary work or speech in the place of another.
    The president has someone to ghostwrite his addresses.

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