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)

1 [with object] Leave (a place), usually permanently: hippies finally quit two sites in Hampshire last night
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  • The villagers told them to quit the place immediately.
  • Abdul barks orders, and they quit base camp hastily.
  • In a half an hour, I quit this place, slip into the ocean, and hassle the local aquatic life with my snorkel and my submersible camera.
Synonyms
leave, go away from, depart from, vacate, evacuate, move out of, exit from, withdraw from, abandon, desert
1.1 [no object] (Of a tenant) leave rented accommodation: the landlord issued a notice to quit
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  • The next day tenants received notices to quit from an agent they believed represented the owner.
  • The council has decided to serve notice to quit on the 46 council house tenants on Toppings Estate who have refused to accept a rent increase.
  • But the landowner has given a statutory notice to quit - ending a 20 year lease with the former landowner.
1.2 informal Resign from (a job): she quit her job in a pizza restaurant [no object]: he quit as manager of the struggling Third Division team
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  • Only four out of 1,000 employees who quit jobs last year retired due to their age, according to the Ministry of Labor.
  • At 24, I had quit my job, packed up everything I owned into the back of my Volkswagen, and moved 1000 miles away for no good reason.
  • That same week she found an apartment in Erie, quit her job, packed her things and moved to Pennsylvania.
Synonyms
resign (from), leave, hand in one's notice, give notice, stand down (from), give up, bow out, relinquish, depart from, vacate, walk out (on), retire (from), abdicate
informal chuck, pack in
1.3 informal , chiefly North American Stop or discontinue (an action or activity): quit moaning! I want to quit smoking
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  • In order to care for the patient, most families had to quit other activities.
  • I hate having to quit a project, leaving it unfinished.
  • Why do you quit your routine when you begin to make progress?
Synonyms
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

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'.

Phrases

quit hold of

archaic Let go of.

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There are 2 definitions of quit in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɪt
 
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noun

[in combination]
Used in names of various small songbirds found in the Caribbean area, e.g. bananaquit, grassquit.
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  • 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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