Definitions for quitkwɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quitkwɪt(v.)quit; quit•ted, quit•ting
(v.t.)to stop, cease, or discontinue.
to depart from; leave (a place or person).
to resign; relinquish:
He quit his claim to the throne.
to release one's hold of (something grasped).
to free or rid (oneself).
to clear (a debt); repay.
to acquit or conduct (oneself).
(v.i.)to cease from doing something; stop.
to resign one's job or position.
to depart or leave.
to stop trying, struggling, or the like; accept or acknowledge defeat.
(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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to stop or give up
I smoke, but I'm trying to quit.; She wanted to quit her job.
used to tell sb to stop doing sth
Quit hitting me!
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
Translations for quit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to leave, stop, or resign from etc
I'm going to quit teaching; They have been ordered to quit the house by next week.
- verlaat, bedank, ophouAfrikaans
- يَتْرُك، يُهاجِرArabic
- abandonarPortuguese (BR)
- zanechat, opustitCzech
- holde op med; forladeDanish
- εγκαταλείπω, παρατώ, παραιτούμαιGreek
- lõpetama, lahkumaEstonian
- رها کردنFarsi
- छोड़ देनाHindi
- napustiti, prekinutiCroatian
- abbahagy, otthagyHungarian
- berhenti, meninggalkanIndonesian
- abbandonare, lasciareItalian
- mesti, paliktiLithuanian
- pamest; atstāt; likt mierāLatvian
- ophouden, weggaanDutch
- forlate, slutte med, si oppNorwegian
- rzucić, opuścićPolish
- رها کردنPersian
- پريښودل (لكه دسګرټو)، ترك كول: لاس اخيستل: تلافي كول، عوض وركولPashto
- a părăsi, a lăsaRomanian
- nechať, opustiťSlovak
- odpovedati sečemuSlovenian
- sluta med, lägga av, lämnaSwedish
- bırakmak, vazgeçmekTurkish
- 離開，停止，放棄Chinese (Trad.)
- залишати; припинятиUkrainian
- ترک کرناUrdu
- bỏ; ngừngVietnamese
- 离开，停止，放弃，解除Chinese (Simp.)
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