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Definition of quit:

  1. Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.
  2. of Quit
  3. Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.
  4. To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
  5. To carry through; to go through to the end.
  6. To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.
  7. To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.
  8. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; - used reflexively.
  9. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.
  10. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.


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Usage examples:

  • Quit because I think I’ m done?

    - "Lost Farm Camp", Harry Herbert Knibbs.
  • " He says he'll quit if I don't.

    - "Her Weight in Gold", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • We'll quit an' we'll do it to once.

    - "Dorothy at Oak Knowe", Evelyn Raymond.