Definition of quit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    quit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kwɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quit
    BrE BrE//kwɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪt//
     
    he / she / it quits
    BrE BrE//kwɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪts//
     
    past simple quit
    BrE BrE//kwɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪt//
     
    past participle quit
    BrE BrE//kwɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪt//
     
    past simple quitted
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪtɪd//
     
    past participle quitted
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form quitting
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪtɪŋ//
     
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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. (North American English) She quit school at 16.
  2. 2  [transitive, intransitive] (informal, especially North American English) 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. See related entries: Addiction
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] quit (something) to leave the place where you live We decided it was time to quit the city. The landlord gave them all notice to quit.
  4. 4   [intransitive, transitive] quit (something) to close a computer program or application See related entries: Using a computer
  5. Word 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’.Extra examples I thought about working part-time, or quitting altogether. I’m still trying to quit smoking. In this job you have to know when to quit. Landlords are normally required to give 28 days’ written notice to quit. Their longest-serving employee is threatening to quit over pay. He was forced to quit college and find work. I decide to quit town and lie low for a while. If I don’t get more money I’ll quit. The family has been given notice to quit. We only just started. We’re not going to quit now.
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