- to end one's activity, especially temporarily: At 10 o'clock I decided to call it quits for the day.
- to abandon an effort.
Origin of quits
Definition for quits (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), quit or quit·ted, quit·ting.
verb (used without object), quit or quit·ted, quit·ting.
Origin of quit1
Related formsquit·ta·ble, adjectiveun·quit·ted, adjective
Definition for quits (3 of 3)
Origin of quit2
Examples from the Web for quits
Following the release of Nine Types of Light, TV on the Radio thought long and hard about calling it quits.Revenge of the Rock Nerds: TV on the Radio’s Long Road to ‘Seeds’|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I finish a decent game, type my initials, and decide to call it quits.
Rogozin also announced that Russia will call it quits with the International Space Station in 2020.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually Megan quits her job to pursue acting, and this physical rift mirrors a widening emotional gap between the couple.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’|Amy Zimmerman|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So she quits, and takes shelter in the northern Scotland woods, hoping to be left alone.Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’|Jimmy So|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not a breath of scandal touches her from the moment that she quits the scandalous environment of the Papal Court.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
We are quits now, she had said, and she had repeated the words over and over again to herself as she walked up and down her room.The Claverings|Anthony Trollope
Well, I wouldn't be hard on you, an' we'd call it quits by the middle of November.Jack the Hunchback|James Otis
"You shot a sarcasm at me," thought he, "and there's another in return; we are quits, madame."The Vicar of Tours|Honore de Balzac
"Then if you'll come over after school this afternoon and take care of my lawn, we'll call it quits," said Mr. Bullfinch.Jerry's Charge Account|Hazel Hutchins Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for quits (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for quits (2 of 2)
verb quits or quitting or quitted or mainly US quit
Word Origin for quit
Idioms and Phrases with quits
In addition to the idiom beginning with quit
- quite a bit
- quit while one's ahead
- call it quits