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[ kwit ]
/ kwɪt /
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Definition of quit

verb (used with object), quit or quit·ted, quit·ting.
verb (used without object), quit or quit·ted, quit·ting.
adjective
released from obligation, penalty, etc.; free, clear, or rid (usually followed by of): quit of all further responsibilities.

OTHER WORDS FOR quit

12 acquitted, discharged.
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Origin of quit

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First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English verb qui(t)ten “to pay, acquit oneself,” from Old French quit(t)er, from Medieval Latin quittāre, quiētāre “to release, discharge,” Late Latin quiētare “to put to rest, quiet;” see also quite

OTHER WORDS FROM quit

quit·ta·ble, adjectiveun·quit·ted, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quit

quiet, quit , quite

Other definitions for quit (2 of 2)

quit2
[ kwit ]
/ kwɪt /

noun
any of various small tropical birds.

Origin of quit

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First recorded in 1845–50; originally Jamaican English, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for quit

quit
/ (kwɪt) /

verb quits or quitting or quitted or mainly US quit
adjective
(usually predicative foll by of) free (from); released (from)he was quit of all responsibility for their safety

Word Origin for quit

C13: from Old French quitter, from Latin quiētus quiet; see quietus
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Other Idioms and Phrases with quit

quit

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