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Definition of "quit" []

  • To depart from; leave: "You and I are on the point of quitting the theater of our exploits” ( Horatio Nelson). (verb-transitive)
  • To leave the company of: had to quit the gathering in order to be home by midnight. (verb-transitive)
  • To give up; relinquish: quit a job. (verb-transitive)
  • To abandon or put aside; forsake: advised them to quit their dissipated ways. (verb-transitive)
  • To cease or discontinue: asked them to quit talking; quit smoking. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quit" in a sentence
  • ""I do not know the meaning of the word quit," he said."
  • "Sports figures, as a rule, seem to be the ones least likely to understand the word quit: Those who lack it in their dictionaries and vocabularies include the NASCAR owner and former driver Richard Childress, William "the Refrigerator" Perry, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, as well as the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Chicago Bears, and of course the Red Sox."
  • "Gingrich does not no the meaning of the word "quit"."