Lead in the Water
Photographed in Gilman Ghost Town, Eagle County, Colorado
1. ghost town
To destroy; to annihilate, to remove any trace of the thing in question. The phrase comes from Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell":
"'Cause a ghost town is found
Where your city used to be"
Often used in a culinary context (ex.1), "ghost towning" can also be applied in a threatening manner (ex.2). Sometimes used in an exclamatory sense (ex.3).
"I ghost towned that chicken!"
"Ghost town is found where that chicken used to be!"
(I rapidly consumed that chicken, leaving nothing left)
"I'll ghost town your SOUL!"
(I will beat you so badly that your soul will flee)
(An exlamation upon a decisive victory)
2. ghost town
A term referring to a town that is literally uninhabited, hence its name.
"Silent Hill is a true ghost town."
"There were a lot of ghost towns during the era of the Wild West thanks to roughneck criminals comin' in and a'shootin' the place up."
3. ghost town
the situation that happens when a person you're interested in drops off contact unexpectedly.
Person 1: Hey man how are things going with Karen?
Person 2: dude I thought things were going great and then she ghost town'd me!
(taken from the Urban Dictionary)