discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)
put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
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"
depart, take leave, quit(verb)
go away or leave
foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)
turn away from; give up
"I am foreswearing women forever"
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"
To pay (a debt, fine etc.).
To repay (someone) for (something).
To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).
To conduct oneself, acquit oneself, to behave (in a specified way).
To abandon, renounce (a thing).
To leave (a place).
To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).
After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.
To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).
John is planning to quit smoking.
To close (an application).
Origin: From quiter, quiter, from quite, ultimately from quietus.
any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit
released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted
to set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate
to release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit
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
to meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively
to carry through; to go through to the end
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
to away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease
Origin: [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See Quit, v., Quiet.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwit, v.t. to pay, requite: to release from obligation, accusation, &c.: to acquit: to depart from: to give up: to clear by full performance: (Spens.) to remove by force: (coll.) to give over, cease:—pr.p. quit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. quit′ted.—adj. (B.) set free: acquitted: released from obligation.—n. Quit′-claim, a deed of release.—v.t. to relinquish claim or title to.—n. Quit′-rent, a rent by which the tenants are discharged from all other services—in old records called white rent, as being paid in silver money.—adj. Quit′table, capable of being quitted.—ns. Quit′tal (Shak.), requital, repayment; Quit′tance, a quitting or discharge from a debt or obligation: acquittance: recompense.—v.t. (obs.) to repay.—Quit cost, to pay expenses; Quit one's self (B.), to behave; Quit scores, to balance accounts.—Be quits, to be even with one; Cry quittance, to get even; Double or quits, in gambling, said when a stake due is either to become double or be reduced to nothing, according to the issue of a certain chance; Notice to quit (law), notice to a tenant of real property that he must surrender possession. [O. Fr. quiter (Fr. quitter)—Low L. quietāre, to pay—L. quietāre, to make quiet—quietus, quiet.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'quit' in Verbs Frequency: #1032
The numerical value of quit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of quit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I believe success comes with one formula,"Before you quit,try", inevitably the limit to try before you quit is infinite.
We're getting these moms to quit during the course of pregnancy, but we're keeping them quit, which is the toughest part.
If it isn't going to matter to you in 5 years, quit stressing about it. (Also, quit b*tching about it. It might matter when you're all alone in 5 yrs because you're annoying now.)
Any time top editors quit, other employees job hunt.Especially given their concerns over Gawker’s commitment to what it claims is journalism, but I certainly hope they all quit. The world would be a better place.
I didn't quit on life, but I quit the bus, I quit the band, I quit the record deal, quit the shows, the alcohol, the drugs. I quit it all with a phone call to my then-manager saying, 'I'm done. And I do mean done - with it all.'.
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- تخلى عن, توقفArabic
- deixar, sortir, aturar, eixirCatalan, Valencian
- přestat, skončit, opustitCzech
- sein lassen, aufhören, kündigen, aufgeben, verlassenGerman
- rezigni, forlasi, ĉesiEsperanto
- dejar, salir, parar, abandonarSpanish
- lopettaa, poistua, luovuttaa, lähteä, luopua, lakata, jättääFinnish
- quitter, arrêterFrench
- sguir de, falbhScottish Gaelic
- abbahagy, otthagyHungarian
- abbandonare, lasciare, smettereItalian
- 辞職, 止める, 去る, 辞める, 辞任Japanese
- सोडणे, सोडून जाणेMarathi
- verlaten, opgevenDutch
- desistir, abandonar, sair, pararPortuguese
- уйти́, уво́литься, бро́сить, увольня́ться, броса́ть, уходи́ть, уволитьсяRussian
- končati, nehatiSlovene
- lämna, höra upp, sluta upp, upphöra, slutaSwedish
- వదలిపెట్టు, వదులుకొను, వదలివెళ్ళుTelugu
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