Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: quit (quitted,quitting)  kwit
  1. Put an end to a state or an activity
    "Quit teasing your little brother";
    - discontinue, stop, cease, give up, lay off, surcease [archaic]
  2. Give up or retire from a position
    "The Secretary of the Navy will quit next month";
    - leave office, step down, resign
  3. Go away or leave
    - depart, take leave
  4. Turn away from; give up
    "I am quitting women forever";
    - foreswear, renounce, relinquish
  5. Stop trying or participating; admit defeat
    - drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, chuck up the sponge [US, non-standard]

Derived forms: quits, quitted, quitting

Type of: abandon, depart, give up, go away, go forth, leave, off [informal], pull up stakes

Encyclopedia: Quit