There are 2 definitions of quit in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɪt
 
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verb (quits, quitting; past and past participle quitted or quit)

  • 2 (quit oneself) [with adverbial] archaic Behave in a specified way: quit yourselves like men, and fight

adjective

(quit of) Back to top  
  • Rid of: I want to be quit of him

Phrases

quit hold of

archaic Let go of.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'set free'): from Old French quiter (verb), quite (adjective), from Latin quietus, past participle of quiescere 'be still', from quies 'quiet'.

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There are 2 definitions of quit in English:

quit2

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Pronunciation: /kwɪt
 
/

noun

[in combination]
  • Used in names of various small songbirds found in the Caribbean area, e.g. bananaquit, grassquit.
    More example sentences
    • Each time the Grassquit sings, it jumps straight into the air and opens its wings to reveal white patches.
    • The Grassquit resides in small flocks and likes to use empty bananaquit nests for roosting at night.

Origin

mid 19th century: probably imitative.

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