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Definition of quit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quit
    he / she / it quits
    past simple quit
    past simple quitted
    -ing form quitting
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (informal) to leave your job, school, etc. If I don't get more money I'll quit. quit as something He has decided to quit as manager of the team. quit something He quit the show last year because of bad health.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] (informal) to stop doing something quit doing something I've quit smoking. quit (something) Just quit it! We only just started. We're not going to quit now.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] quit (something) to leave the place where you live The landlord gave them all notice to quit. We decided it was time to quit the city.
  4. 4[intransitive, transitive] quit (something) to close a computer program or application
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