This woman has decided to quit smoking.
- An example of quit is when you stop smoking.
- An example of quit is when you hand in your resignation letter to your boss.
- to free (oneself) of
- to discharge (a debt or obligation); repay
- to stop having, using, or doing (something); give up
- to leave; depart from
- to stop, discontinue, or resign from
- Archaic to conduct (oneself)
Origin of quitMiddle English quiten ; from Old French quiter ; from Medieval Latin quittus, quietus, free: see quiet
- to stop or discontinue doing something
- to give up or stop trying, as in discouragement
- to give up one's position of employment; resign
Origin of quitME quite < OFr < ML quietus
verbquit quit also quit·ted , quit·ting, quits
- a. To cease or discontinue: asked them to quit talking; quit smoking. See Synonyms at stop.b. To resign from or relinquish: quit a job.
- a. To depart from; leave: “You and I are on the point of quitting the theater of our exploits” (Horatio Nelson).b. To leave the company of: had to quit the gathering in order to be home by midnight.
- Computers To exit (an application).
- a. To rid oneself of by paying: quit a debt.b. To release from a burden or responsibility.
- Archaic To conduct (oneself) in a specified way: Quit yourselves like adults.
- To cease an action or cease working properly; stop: The car quit on the hill.
- To abandon an activity out of frustration or despair; give up: saw that he would never get the part and quit.
- To resign from or leave a job.
Origin of quitMiddle English quiten, to release, from Old French quiter, from Medieval Latin quiētāre, quītāre, from Latin quiētus, at rest; see quiet.
(third-person singular simple present quits, present participle quitting, simple past and past participle quit or quitted)
- (archaic) To pay (a debt, fine etc.).
- (reflexive, archaic) To conduct or acquit (oneself); to behave (in a specified way).
- (archaic) To carry through; to go through to the end.
- To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
- To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, etc.; to absolve; to acquit.
- To abandon, renounce (a thing).
- To leave (a place).
- (intransitive) To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).
- After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.
- (intransitive) To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).
- John is planning to quit smoking.
- (computing) To close (an application).
- Simple past tense and past participle of quit.
- The past tense of quit is now quit for most speakers and writers; dictionaries usually allow quitted as an alternative, but it is rare or nonexistent in North America and Australia, and outnumbered by quit by about 16 to 1 in the British National Corpus. Quitted is more commonly used to mean "left". ie. She quitted her job.
quit - Computer Definition
To exit the current program.
quit - Legal Definition