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Meaning of QUIT

Pronunciation:  kwit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  2. [v]  go away or leave
  3. [v]  turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
  4. [v]  give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
  5. [v]  put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
 

QUIT is a 4 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: cease, chuck up the sponge, depart, discontinue, drop out, foreswear, give up, give up, lay off, leave office, relinquish, renounce, resign, step down, stop, take leave, throw in, throw in the towel
 
 Antonyms: bear on, carry on, continue, enter, participate, preserve, stay, take office, uphold
 
 See Also: abandon, beat a retreat, break, break camp, cheese, close off, congee, decamp, depart, disclaim, drop, fall, give up, give up, go away, go forth, knock off, leave, leave, leave off, peel of, plump out, pull the plug, pull up stakes, renounce, retire, retire, shut off, sign off, vacate, walk out of, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Quit\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native
    of tropical America. See {Banana quit}, under {Banana}, and
    {Guitguit}.
    
    
  2. \Quit\, a. [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See {Quit},
    v., {Quirt}.]
    Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear;
    absolved; acquitted. --Chaucer.
    
          The owner of the ox shall be quit.       --Ex. xxi. 28.
    
    Note: This word is sometimes used in the form quits,
          colloquially; as, to be quits with one, that is, to
          have made mutual satisfaction of demands with him; to
          be even with him; hence, as an exclamation: Quits! we
          are even, or on equal terms. ``To cry quits with the
          commons in their complaints.'' --Fuller.
    
    
  3. \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. {Quit}, a., {Quite}, {Acquit}, {Requite}.]
    1. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or
       oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate. [R.]
    
             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. [Obs.]
    
             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.
    
    Syn: To leave; relinquish; resign; abandon; forsake;
         surrender; discharge; requite.
    
    Usage: {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.
    
    
  4. \Quit\, v. i.
    To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
    
    
 

 

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