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[ kwit ]
/ kwɪt /
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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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1175–1225; (adj.) Middle English quit(te) exempt, freed, acquitted of (<Old French quite) <Medieval Latin quittus, by-form of quītus (≫ Middle English quit(e); see quite), for Latin quiētusquiet1; (v.) Middle English quit(t)en to pay, acquit oneself <Old French quit(t)er<Medieval Latin quittāre, quiētāre to release, discharge, Late Latin quiētare to put to rest, quiet1

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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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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