Definition of


  1. (verb, stative) put an end to a state or an activity
  2. (verb, social) give up or retire from a position
    The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
  3. (verb, motion) go away or leave
  4. (verb, possession) turn away from; give up
  5. (verb, competition) give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

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Origin of the word Quit

  1. early 13c., "free, clear," from O.Fr. quite "free, clear," from L. quietus "free" (in M.L. "free from war, debts, etc."), also "calm, resting" (see quiet). The verb is first attested c.1300, "to set free, redeem" (usually of a debt or suspicion); sense of "leave" is attested from late 14c.; that of "to leave (a place)" is from c.1600; that of "stop" (doing somethi… more

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Words that sound like Quit

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