verb (used with object), quit or quit·ted, quit·ting.
verb (used without object), quit or quit·ted, quit·ting.
- quis custodiet ipsos custodes?,
- quis separabit?,
- quisling, vidkun,
- quit while one's ahead,
- quitch grass,
Origin of quit1
Origin of quit2
Examples from the Web for quit
Park employees helped John quit tobacco by way of a butts-proof glass enclosure, a drastic change in diet, and regular exercise.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they had not quit and here they now were as the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums came into the Garden.
On Tuesday, two senior Kremlin officials, Vladimir Avdeyenko and Boris Rapoport, quit their jobs.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His breath became so strained that he was forced to quit his job as a horticulturalist for the parks department.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although she loved her job teaching five-year-olds, she recently quit.
Countess Ammiani obtained her consent that she would not quit her side.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
The Tarthan swordsman, well up on the principles of discretion, felt a sudden urge to be quit of this locality.Quest of the Golden Ape|Ivar Jorgensen
The truly good must advise him or her either to keep quiet or to quit.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
I cannot desert my aunt, nor can I quit the Swash alone in company with her mate.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
They are not allowed to quit the ground and climb the heights.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
verb quits or quitting or quitted or mainly US quit
Word Origin for quit
c.1200, "free, clear" (of debt, etc.), from Old French quite, quitte "free, clear, entire, at liberty; discharged; unmarried," from Medieval Latin quitus, quittus, from Latin quietus "free" (in Medieval Latin "free from war, debts, etc."), also "calm, resting" (see quiet (adj.)).
c.1200, "to repay, discharge" (a debt, etc.), from Old French quiter "clear, establish one's innocence;" also transitive, "release, let go, relinquish, abandon" (12c.), from quite (see quit (adj.)).
Meaning "to reward, give reward" is mid-13c., that of "take revenge; to answer, retort" and "to acquit oneself" are late 14c. From c.1300 as "to acquit (of a charge), declare not guilty." Sense of "leave, depart" is attested from c.1400; that of "stop" (doing something) is from 1640s. Meaning "to give up, relinquish" is from mid-15c. Related: Quitted; quitting. Quitting time is from 1835.
In addition to the idiom beginning with quit
- quite a bit
- quit while one's ahead
- call it quits