Definitions for: Quit


[v] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
[v] go away or leave
[v] turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
[v] give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
[v] put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"



Webster (1913) Definition: Quit, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native
of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and
Guitguit.


Quit, a. [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See Quit,
v., Quirt.]
Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear;
absolved; acquitted. --Chaucer.

The owner of the ox shall be quit. --Ex. xxi. 28.

Note: This word is sometimes used in the form quits,
colloquially; as, to be quits with one, that is, to
have made mutual satisfaction of demands with him; to
be even with him; hence, as an exclamation: Quits! we
are even, or on equal terms. ``To cry quits with the
commons in their complaints.'' --Fuller.


Quit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quit or Quitted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Quitting.] [OE. quiten, OF. quiter, quitier,
cuitier, F. quitter, to acquit, quit, LL. quietare, fr. L.
quietare to calm, to quiet, fr. quietus quiet. See Quiet,
a., and cf. Quit, a., Quite, Acquit, Requite.]
1. To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or
oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate. [R.]

To quit you of this fear, you have already looked
Death in the face; what have you found so terrible
in it? --Wake.

2. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the
like; to absolve; to acquit.

There may no gold them quyte. --Chaucer.

God will relent, and quit thee all his debt.
--Milton.

3. 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.

The blissful martyr quyte you your meed. --Chaucer.

Enkindle all the sparks of nature To quit this
horrid act. --Shak.

Before that judge that quits each soul his hire.
--Fairfax.

4. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of;
to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively.

Be strong, and quit yourselves like men. --I Sam.
iv. 9.

Samson hath guit himself Like Samson. --Milton.

5. To carry through; to go through to the end. [Obs.]

Never worthy prince a day did quit With greater
hazard and with more renown. --Daniel.

6. 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.

Such a superficial way of examining is to quit truth
for appearance. --Locke.

To quit cost, to pay; to reimburse.

To quit scores, to make even; to clear mutually from
demands.

Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements
in the noble fruits that issue from it? --South.

Syn: To leave; relinquish; resign; abandon; forsake;
surrender; discharge; requite.

Usage: Quit, Leave. Leave is a general term, signifying
merely an act of departure; quit implies a going
without intention of return, a final and absolute
abandonment.


Quit, v. i.
To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.

Synonyms: cease, chuck up the sponge, depart, discontinue, drop out, foreswear, give up, give up, lay off, leave office, relinquish, renounce, resign, step down, stop, take leave, throw in, throw in the towel

Antonyms: bear on, carry on, continue, enter, participate, preserve, stay, take office, uphold

See Also: abandon, beat a retreat, break, break camp, cheese, close off, congee, decamp, depart, disclaim, drop, fall, give up, give up, go away, go forth, knock off, leave, leave, leave off, peel of, plump out, pull the plug, pull up stakes, renounce, retire, retire, shut off, sign off, vacate, walk out of, withdraw

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Famous Quotes Containing Quit:


After I quit my band, I definitely was so full, like I'm so full I could never eat again. I had that kind of feeling where the elements, like the touring stuff, were harder for me and I definitely felt fine not experiencing it again.

-- Jason Schwartzman (American Actor)

For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.

-- F. Scott Fitzgerald (American Author)

I've known for years that you're supposed to be present. I know that thinking about what's happened or thinking about what I want is not going to get me anywhere, but until I quit doing it I'm not present.

-- Mariel Hemingway (American Actress)

I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up.

-- Megan Mullally (American Actress)

Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through... whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.

-- Vernon Howard (American Author)

I quit comics because I got completely sick of it. I was drawing comics all the time and didn't have the time or energy to do anything else. That got to me in the end.

-- Julie Doucet (Canadian Artist)

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.

-- Joseph Campbell (American Author)

Quit shouting those rerun songs at me.

-- Wesley Willis (American Musician)

My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I've been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years.

-- James Denton (American Actor)

I don't have any regrets. When I quit college and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, it was so that I would not look back and have any regrets.

-- Amy Weber (American Actress)

I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight.

-- Steven Tyler (American Musician)

When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because they are so worried about their weight; it's a vanity issue and a mindset.

-- Loni Anderson (American Actress)

I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock.

-- Jack Black (American Actor)

I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.

-- Barry Sanders (American Athlete)

Americans never quit.

-- Douglas MacArthur (American Soldier)

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.

-- Conrad Hall (American Artist)

I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air.

-- Carry Nation (American Activist)

Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.

-- David Zucker (American Director)

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.

-- Tony Hillerman (American Author)

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.

-- Jackie Robinson (American Athlete)

I quit my job, and went ashore to become a writer.

-- Theodore Sturgeon (American Writer)

If I was 30th in points and not making races and not being competitive in races, I could understand them saying I'm over-the-hill or I'm ready to quit or whatever.

-- Dale Earnhardt (American Celebrity)

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit."

-- Bill Maher ( Comedian)

I would have quit before I went rock-n-roll. I know one way, and that's natural, and when I can't make it, I'll come home and stay. I believe in my music.

-- Ralph Stanley (American Musician)

I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands.

-- Robert Quine (American Musician)

I may quit the music business someday, but never the music.

-- Dan Fogelberg (American Musician)

I suppose that if I could have quit, I would have, because in those days I never wanted to be an actress, the acting was something to do while I waited for a chance to study writing and directing. But I guess I was just meant to be an actress. Because, here I am.

-- Judy Holliday (American Actress)

I quit flying years ago. I don't want to die with tourists.

-- Billy Bob Thornton (American Actor)

Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do.

-- Baltasar Gracian (Spanish Philosopher)

It makes my wife mad, you know, she wants me to stay home all the time. But its what I've done all my life and I think when I quit doing it I'll probably go away pretty quick.

-- Merle Haggard (American Musician)

Well, I liked it - that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career. I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.

-- Herb Ritts (American Photographer)

There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.

-- Craig Breedlove (American Celebrity)

Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.

-- E. Joseph Cossman ( Businessman)

Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.

-- Jack Nicklaus (American Athlete)

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

-- Thomas J. Watson (American Scientist)


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