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Definition of exit noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɛksət//
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  1. 1a way out of a public building or vehicle Where's the exit? There is a fire exit on each floor of the building. The emergency exit is at the back of the bus. compare entrance1
  2. 2an act of leaving, especially of an actor from the stage The heroine made her exit to great applause. He made a quick exit to avoid meeting her. an exit visa (= a stamp in a passport giving someone permission to leave a particular country) an exit wound (= where a bullet that has entered someone's body comes out again)
  3. 3a place where vehicles can leave a road to join another road Leave the traffic circle at the second exit. Take the exit for Pennsylvania Avenue.
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