Definitions for quitkwɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quitkwɪt(v.)quit; quit•ted, quit•ting

  1. (v.t.)to stop, cease, or discontinue.

  2. to depart from; leave (a place or person).

  3. to resign; relinquish:

    He quit his claim to the throne.

  4. to release one's hold of (something grasped).

  5. to free or rid (oneself).

  6. to clear (a debt); repay.

  7. to acquit or conduct (oneself).

  8. (v.i.)to cease from doing something; stop.

  9. to resign one's job or position.

  10. to depart or leave.

  11. to stop trying, struggling, or the like; accept or acknowledge defeat.

  12. (adj.)released from obligation, penalty, etc.; rid (usu. fol. by of):

    quit of all further responsibilities.

Origin of quit:

1175–1225; (adj.) ME quit(te) exempt, freed, acquitted of (< OF quite) < ML quittus, by-form of quītus (>> ME quit(e); see quite ), for L quiētusquiet1; (v.) ME quit(t)en to pay, acquit oneself < OF quit(t)er < ML quittāre, quiētāre to release, discharge, LL quiētare to put to rest, quiet1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

  2. leave office, quit, step down, resign(verb)

    give up or retire from a position

    "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

  3. depart, take leave, quit(verb)

    go away or leave

  4. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

  5. drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge(verb)

    give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

    "In the second round, the challenger gave up"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. quit(verb)ɪt

    to stop or give up

    I smoke, but I'm trying to quit.; She wanted to quit her job.

  2. quitɪt

    used to tell sb to stop doing sth

    Quit hitting me!

Wiktionary

  1. quit(Verb)

    To pay (a debt, fine etc.).

  2. quit(Verb)

    To repay (someone) for (something).

  3. quit(Verb)

    To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).

  4. quit(Verb)

    To conduct oneself, acquit oneself, to behave (in a specified way).

  5. quit(Verb)

    To abandon, renounce (a thing).

  6. quit(Verb)

    To leave (a place).

  7. quit(Verb)

    To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).

    After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.

  8. quit(Verb)

    To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).

    John is planning to quit smoking.

  9. quit(Verb)

    To close (an application).

  10. Origin: From quiter, quiter, from quite, ultimately from quietus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quit(noun)

    any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit

  2. Quit

    released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted

  3. Quit

    of Quit

  4. Quit(adj)

    to set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate

  5. Quit(adj)

    to release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit

  6. Quit(adj)

    to discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay

  7. Quit(adj)

    to meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively

  8. Quit(adj)

    to carry through; to go through to the end

  9. Quit(adj)

    to have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting

  10. Quit(verb)

    to away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease

Freebase

  1. Quit

    Quit was a pop-punk band from Miami, Florida, formed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Quit helped pioneer the pop-punk music scene and helped pave the way for bands such as Green Day and Blink-182 to go mainstream.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quit' in Verbs Frequency: #1032


Translations for quit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

quit(verb)

to leave, stop, or resign from etc

I'm going to quit teaching; They have been ordered to quit the house by next week.

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