quit

  • 1 Quit — Quit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quit} or {Quitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quitting}.] [OE. quiten, OF. quiter, quitier, cuitier, F. quitter, to acquit, quit, LL. quietare, fr. L. quietare to calm, to quiet, fr. quietus quiet. See {Quiet}, a., and cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Quit — Quit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quit} or {Quitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quitting}.] [OE. quiten, OF. quiter, quitier, cuitier, F. quitter, to acquit, quit, LL. quietare, fr. L. quietare to calm, to quiet, fr. quietus quiet. See {Quiet}, a., and cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 quit — [kwɪt] verb quit PTandPP also quitted quitting PRESPART [intransitive, transitive] 1. informal to leave your job, especially …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 quit — [kwıt] v past tense and past participle quit also quitted BrE present participle quitting [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: quiter, from quite at rest, free of , from Latin quietus; QUIET1] 1.) [I and T] i …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 quit — I (discontinue) verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, admit defeat, apostatize, arrest, back out, become inactive, break off, bring to an end, call a halt, capitulate, cause a stoppage, cause to halt, cease, cease progress,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 quit — [ kwıt ] (past tense and past participle quit) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to leave a job or school permanently: She quit after only six months on the job. His decision to quit international soccer has shocked everyone. quit… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 Quit — can mean: * To quit, or resign from, one s job or in general any activity being performed * To quit, or cease, an addiction * QUIT!, the activist group * An abbreviation of grassquit, a small bird of the tropical Americas * An I Quit match in… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Quit — (kw[i^]t), a. [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See {Quit}, v., {Quiet}.] Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The owner of the ox shall be quit. Ex. xxi. 28. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 quit — ► VERB (quitting; past and past part. quitted or quit) 1) leave, especially permanently. 2) resign from (a job). 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. stop or discontinue. 4) (quit oneself) archaic behave in a specified way …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Quit — (kw[i^]t), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See {Banana quit}, under {Banana}, and {Guitguit}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 quit — [v1] abandon, leave abdicate, blow*, book*, bow out, check out, cut out*, decamp, depart, desert, drop, drop out, evacuate, exit, forsake, get off, give up, go, go away from, hang it up*, leave flat*, leave hanging*, pull out, push off*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 quit — [kwit] vt. QUIT or sometimes quitted, quitting, quit [ME quiten < OFr quiter < ML quittus, quietus, free: see QUIET] 1. to free (oneself) of 2. to discharge (a debt or obligation); repay 3. to stop having, using, or doing (something); give… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Quit — Quit, v. i. To go away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 quit — To leave or remove from. Commonly used in the context of leases when a tenant is served with a notice to quit or pay rent. United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 15 quit — has the past tense and past participle quitted or (especially in AmE) quit …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 quit of — index free (relieved from a burden) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 17 quit — 1 acquit, comport, deport, demean, conduct, *behave Analogous words: & Contrasted words: see those at ACQUIT 2 *go, leave, depart, withdraw, retire Analogous words: forsake, desert, *abandon: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 18 Quit — of ins so swid. – Eichwald, 1564 …

    Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • 19 quit */ — UK [kwɪt] / US verb Word forms quit : present tense I/you/we/they quit he/she/it quits present participle quitting past tense quit past participle quit 1) [intransitive/transitive] informal to leave a job or school permanently His decision to… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 quit — quit1 quittable, adj. /kwit/, v., quit or quitted, quitting, adj. v.t. 1. to stop, cease, or discontinue: She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house. 2. to depart from; leave (a place or person): They quit the city for the seashore… …

    Universalium


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