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Meaning & Definition of Quit in English

English

Quit

/kwɪt/

verb

1. Put an end to a state or an activity

  • "Quit teasing your little brother"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • leave office
  • ,
  • quit
  • ,
  • step down
  • ,
  • resign

3. Go away or leave

    synonym:
  • depart
  • ,
  • take leave
  • ,
  • quit

4. Turn away from

  • Give up
  • "I am foreswearing women forever"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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

Do you really care why I quit smoking?
I'm going to try to quit smoking.
I think you should quit.