Meaning of quit

quit

Pronunciation: (kwit), [key]
— v., adj. quit quit•ted, quit•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to stop, cease, or discontinue: She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house.
  2. to depart from; leave (a place or person): They quit the city for the seashore every summer.
  3. to give up or resign; let go; relinquish: He quit his claim to the throne. She quit her job.
  4. to release one's hold of (something grasped).
  5. to acquit or conduct (oneself&hasp;).
  6. to free or rid (oneself&hasp;): to quit oneself of doubts.
  7. to clear (a debt); repay.
—v.i.
  1. to cease from doing something; stop.
  2. to give up or resign one's job or position: He keeps threatening to quit.
  3. to depart or leave.
  4. to stop trying, struggling, or the like; accept or acknowledge defeat.
—adj.
  1. released from obligation, penalty, etc.; free, clear, or rid (usually fol. by of&hasp;): quit of all further responsibilities.

quit

Pronunciation: (kwit), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various small tropical birds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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