- 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 [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[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 [intransitive, transitive] quit (something) to close a computer program or application See related entries: Using a computer Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘set free’): from Old French quiter (verb), quite (adjective), from Latin quietus, past participle of quiescere
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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//Addiction, Using a computer