Quit meaning

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(archaic) To conduct (oneself) in a specified way.

Quit yourselves like adults.

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To quit is to stop doing something, or to formally leave a job.

An example of quit is when you stop smoking.

An example of quit is when you hand in your resignation letter to your boss.

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To cease an action or cease working properly; stop.

The car quit on the hill.

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Absolved of a duty or an obligation; free.
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To free (oneself) of.
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To discharge (a debt or obligation); repay.
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To stop having, using, or doing (something); give up.
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To leave; depart from.
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To stop, discontinue, or resign from.
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(archaic) To conduct (oneself)
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To give up one's position of employment; resign.
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Clear, free, or rid, as of an obligation.
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To exit the current program.
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To leave or surrender possession.
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(archaic) To pay (a debt, fine etc.).
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(reflexive, archaic) To conduct or acquit (oneself); to behave (in a specified way).
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(archaic) To carry through; to go through to the end.
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To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
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To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, etc.; to absolve; to acquit.
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To abandon, renounce (a thing).
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To leave (a place).
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(intransitive) To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).

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

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

John is planning to quit smoking.

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(computing) To close (an application).
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Simple past tense and past participle of quit.
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Any of numerous species of small passerine birds native to tropical America.
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(computers) To exit (an application).
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To abandon an activity out of frustration or despair; give up.

Saw that he would never get the part and quit.

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To resign from or leave a job.
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Origin of quit

  • Middle English quiten to release from Old French quiter from Medieval Latin quiētāre, quītāre from Latin quiētus at rest quiet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman quiter, Old French quiter, from quite (“acquited, quit"), ultimately from Latin quietus.

    From Wiktionary