Definition of Quit

1. Verb. Put an end to a state or an activity. "They quit moving "; "Quit teasing your little brother"

2. Verb. Give up or retire from a position. "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
Exact synonyms: Leave Office, Resign, Step Down
Specialized synonyms: Give Up, Renounce, Resign, Vacate, Retire, Top Out, Fall
Generic synonyms: Depart, Leave, Pull Up Stakes
Antonyms: Take Office
Derivative terms: Resignation, Resignation

3. Verb. Go away or leave.
Exact synonyms: Depart, Take Leave
Specialized synonyms: Walk Out Of, Congee, Beat A Retreat, Plump Out, Break Camp, Decamp
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Derivative terms: Departer, Departure, Departure
Antonyms: Stay

4. Verb. Turn away from; give up. "I am foreswearing women forever"
Exact synonyms: Foreswear, Relinquish, Renounce
Specialized synonyms: Disclaim
Generic synonyms: Abandon, Give Up
Derivative terms: Relinquishing, Relinquishment, Renunciant, Renunciation

5. Verb. Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat. "In the second round, the challenger gave up"

Definition of Quit

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.

2. a. Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.

3. v. t. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.

4. v. i. To go away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.

Definition of Quit

1. Verb. (transitive archaic) To pay (a debt, fine etc.). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To repay (someone) for (something). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (reflexive archaic) To conduct oneself, acquit oneself, to behave (in a specified way). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To abandon, renounce (a thing). ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To leave (a place). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.). ¹

8. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive computing) To close (an application). ¹

10. Verb. (past of quit) ¹

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Definition of Quit

1. to end one's engagement in or occupation with [v QUITTED, QUITTING, QUITS]

Medical Definition of Quit

1. 1. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate. "To quit you of this fear, you have already looked Death in the face; what have you found so terrible in it?" (Wake) 2. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit. "There may no gold them quyte." (Chaucer) "God will relent, and quit thee all his debt." (Milton) 3. 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. "The blissful martyr quyte you your meed." (Chaucer) "Enkindle all the sparks of nature To quit this horrid act." (Shak) "Before that judge that quits each soul his hire." (Fairfax) 4. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; used reflexively. "Be strong, and quit yourselves like men." (I Sam. Iv. 9) "Samson hath guit himself Like Samson." (Milton) 5. To carry through; to go through to the end. "Never worthy prince a day did quit With greater hazard and with more renown." (Daniel) 6. 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. "Such a superficial way of examining is to quit truth for appearance." (Locke) To quit cost, to pay; to reimburse. To quit scores, to make even; to clear mutually from demands. "Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?" (South) Synonym: To leave, relinquish, resign, abandon, forsake, surrender, discharge, requite. Quit, Leave. Leave is a general term, signifying merely an act of departure; quit implies a going without intention of return, a final and absolute abandonment. Origin: 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, and cf. Quit, Quite, Acquit, Requite. Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quit

quisqualate receptor
quisqualic acid
quit (current term)
quit claim deed
quit rent
quitclaim deed

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