Definition of quit
From Anglo-Norman quiter, Old French quiter, from quite (“acquited, quit”).
- enPR: kwĭt, IPA: /kwɪt/, SAMPA: /kwIt/
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- Rhymes: -ɪt
quit (third-person singular simple present quits, present participle quitting, simple past and past participle quit or quitted)
- (transitive, archaic) To pay (a debt, fine etc.).
- (transitive, obsolete) To repay (someone) for (something).
- (transitive, obsolete) To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).
- (reflexive, archaic) To conduct oneself, acquit oneself, to behave (in a specified way).
- (transitive) To abandon, renounce (a thing).
- (transitive) To leave (a place).
- (transitive, intransitive) To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).
After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.
- (transitive, intransitive) To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).
John is planning to quit smoking.
- (transitive, computing) To close (an application).
- Simple past tense and past participle of quit.
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