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Meaning & Definition of Quit in English





1. Put an end to a state or an activity

  • "Quit teasing your little brother"
  • discontinue,
  • stop,
  • cease,
  • give up,
  • quit,
  • lay off

2. Give up or retire from a position

  • "The secretary of the navy will leave office next month"
  • "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
  • leave office,
  • quit,
  • step down,
  • resign

3. Go away or leave

  • depart,
  • take leave,
  • quit

4. Turn away from

  • Give up
  • "I am foreswearing women forever"
  • foreswear,
  • renounce,
  • quit,
  • relinquish

5. Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope

  • Admit defeat
  • "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  • drop out,
  • give up,
  • fall by the wayside,
  • drop by the wayside,
  • throw in,
  • throw in the towel,
  • quit,
  • chuck up the sponge

Examples of using

Tom quit his job yesterday.
Why don't you quit what you're doing and come out for a walk?
Tom has decided to quit smoking.