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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
get out of/quit the rat race
▪ the story of a couple who quit the rat race
leave/quit your job
▪ Oh, Rick, you didn’t quit your job, did you?
notice to quitBritish English (= a warning that you must leave the house or flat where you live by a particular date)
▪ The new owner gave all the tenants notice to quit.
Quit stalling
Quit stalling and answer my question!
stop/quit/give up smoking
▪ I gave up smoking nearly ten years ago.
▪ We never quit and he never lets us.
▪ Instead of quitting the music business she should have learned to use it for singing rather than mouthing off at every opportunity.
▪ And she said Tipper had quit the newspaper business finally but would be on tap, and he was.
▪ All this raises the question of why the Reagan administration wants to quit the business of satellites in the first place.
▪ If the defendant makes a payment into court, the plaintiff may seize it and call quits.
▪ Diana's decision to quit Highgrove leaves Charles free to drive the short distance to Middlewick whenever he likes.
▪ Your decision to quit smoking will make you less susceptible to a number of diseases.
▪ The death of his wife in 1849 was probably a decisive factor in Hill's decision to quit.
▪ And Bryan Gould could well survive despite his unsuccessful leadership challenge and decision to quit the shadow cabinet.
▪ Mr Fujimori was in Tokyo, where he arrived last week, when he told ministers of his decision to quit.
▪ He has denied the decision to quit is linked to the Hagans case.
▪ Tony Myler returns for Widnes tomorrow - a month after he nearly quit the game.
▪ Would they quit in this game?
▪ Jill quit the habit shortly before Christmas.
▪ Nearly half of 16-24-year-old smokers questioned in a survey said they were going to quit the habit in the New Year.
▪ The study has shown that those who quit the habit also avoided most of the risk of death from tobacco.
▪ The cash will support programs aimed at helping smokers quit the habit.
▪ The twentysomethings of the X generation may be more predisposed to quitting a job and drifting.
▪ Their husbands say they will quit their jobs later, if the business proves a winner.
▪ But following the ordeal, he's decided to quit his job.
▪ The woman quits her job and her lover supports her financially.
▪ Mr Delors is now likely to come under pressure to quit his Pounds 120,000-a-year job as commission president.
▪ Obviously, you do not need to quit your job because of these fears.
▪ She quit her job as manager of the Automoto Insurance Company.
▪ Neither will have quit jobs, left families or lugged belongings across the country.
▪ The landlord served an invalid notice to quit which does not affect the situation.
▪ There Gandhi was served with an official notice to quit Champaran immediately.
▪ They do not give anyone a notice to quit.
▪ Tenants who refuse to accept leases are given notice to quit and find themselves on the streets after years of loyal service.
▪ The tenants have been given a year's notice to quit and they face the loss of their livelihood and homes.
▪ The plaintiff, a tenant of the defendant, was served with a notice to quit and refused to leave.
▪ The house was sold very quickly and the new owner immediately gave us all notice to quit.
Notice to quit Landlords are normally required to give twenty-eight days' written notice to quit.
▪ You should either enter a package or product which has not been created previously or quit the option.
▪ You should enter the name of a product which has not been registered previously or quit the option.
▪ You should enter a package name which is not currently approved or quit the option.
▪ Councillor Bob Cairns, Edinburgh's planning convenor, quit his post as Labour group vice-chairman in protest.
▪ Jim Groff will quit a post in education marketing, and Don Strickland will vacate a job in government sales.
▪ When the motion was rejected, they quit their posts.
▪ First, he quit a post on the Texas Railroad Commission to accept an appointment from then-Gov.
▪ Villagers accused the police of raping the sisters and killing them before quitting the post.
▪ That gap had not changed since a poll was conducted shortly before Dole announced he was quitting the Senate.
▪ Now Bruce, one of the game's greatest characters, may have to quit Anfield in search of first team football.
▪ He played extremely well for several weeks, and then, for no apparent reason, quit the team.
▪ As a boy he had quit many things-the basketball team, the Episcopal youth group and always enjoyed the experience.
▪ Walk-on Barry Kurnik quit the team after playing in five games.
▪ Two other players, junior center Steve Walston and freshman forward Silester Rivers, quit the team during the season.
▪ Barry Kurnik, a walk-on transfer, quit the team.
▪ Gardner was a football walk-on at Nebraska, but quit the team in order to concentrate on wrestling.
▪ He quit the team for a week last season and is expected to make $ 1. 98 million.
▪ Hendricks give him a job to help him get out and the boy worked one week and quit.
▪ The next week he quit again.
▪ Unhappy with the working environment, she decided to quit the job to pursue her interest in alternative therapy.
▪ The editor of the school paper and a number of other students decided to quit Rollins as well.
▪ Both have decided to quit after this series and take their chances in the job market together.
▪ She had begun the Standing as an Easter observance, and with the paschal season over she had decided to quit.
▪ It was during that period that I finally decided to quit.
▪ Stein now decided to quit the fight, though Fisher continued to oppose the amendment.
▪ But following the ordeal, he's decided to quit his job.
▪ Suddenly, definitely, he decided to quit, turn back, go home, leave everything until tomorrow.
▪ And she blasted Tory plans to force more schools to quit town hall control.
▪ With his virtually unlimited bankroll, Forbes could stay in the race long after other candidates are forced to quit.
▪ The report identified how she was forced to quit her secretarial job and how she suffered a breakdown.
▪ The student ultimately was forced to quit the university.
▪ But he was forced to quit college to find work.
▪ Several days later he was forced to quit.
▪ He had studied to be a vet but lack of finances had forced him to quit and he became a blacksmith.
▪ It will help adult smokers to quit.
▪ The cash will support programs aimed at helping smokers quit the habit.
▪ And tell it to quit talking at me.
▪ I told him twice to quit it.
▪ Trailing that problem like a rattling caboose was the need to tell Spider he was quitting.
▪ Because I like things in pairs, I told him I would quit for two months, for two thousand dollars.
▪ Anyway they told me to quit drinking for a while.
▪ It had been repeatedly told to quit it by the Federal Aviation Administration.
▪ After receiving the proposals and before responding, Mr Adamec had gone on national television on Wednesday night to threaten to quit.
▪ Getting out: Redgrave threatens to quit over sponsorship.
▪ Several generals reportedly threatened to quit if he got the job.
▪ All three started smoking as teens, smoked for decades, and claimed to have tried unsuccessfully to quit.
▪ As you are trying to quit, you must remember that you are addicted to a drug.
▪ She had tried to quit several times.
▪ All this raises the question of why the Reagan administration wants to quit the business of satellites in the first place.
▪ She tells her sister that she wants to quit, right now, tonight.
▪ Sometimes you want to just walk away from the job, you want to quit.
▪ Finally he stood up and cooled his granddaughters down, ending the fun before they wanted to quit.
▪ Everybody wants to quit now and then.
▪ I wanted to quit my job.
be quits
call it quits
▪ After 8 years of marriage, they're calling it quits.
▪ At midnight the band still showed no sign of calling it quits.
▪ Fortunately, the timeless musical genius knew when to call it quits, though his stunning creations live on.
▪ He thought it was time to call it quits.
▪ In the House, 33 members -- 23 Democrats and 10 Republicans -- are also calling it quits.
▪ It would be easy to call it quits.
▪ No one is suggesting that Zajedno is about to call it quits.
▪ Now you've broken it ... well, let's hope they count Miss Tuckey as a pro and call it quits.
▪ Spring focus: Albert Belle's chronic hip problem could force him to call it quits.
▪ Still, Elgaen is not ready to call it quits.
double or quits
Quit fooling around and pay attention.
Quit that! You're driving me crazy.
▪ Bill was cold, hungry and tired and he wanted to quit.
▪ Four or five people have either quit or been fired.
▪ Harkness quit as director of the Olympic Regional Development Authority soon afterwards.
▪ I've always regretted quitting piano lessons.
▪ I've had enough of the way I'm treated here -- I quit!
▪ I quit taking the pills because they were making me put on weight.
▪ I knew I'd never be any good at school, so I just quit trying.
▪ I wish he'd quit bothering me.
▪ If you've smoked for a long time it can be very difficult to quit.
▪ She quite her job and went traveling in South America.
▪ She was having a lot of trouble finding a job, but she refused to quit.
▪ That kid just never quits moving.
▪ They should quit complaining and just get on with their job!
▪ They told me at the hospital to quit drinking for a while.
▪ And she blasted Tory plans to force more schools to quit town hall control.
▪ Guitarist John Frusciante quit, mid-tour, citing exhaustion.
▪ I quit cold turkey some 25 years ago, but the specialists simply shrug off this kind of information.
▪ James faced such intractable problems that after a few months he nearly quit.
▪ They want United's Directors to quit after United's fifth defeat in six games.
▪ With the computer business still in the doldrums, Ahmadi quit that to help his wife run the hair accessory business.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Guitguit \Guit"guit`\, n. [So called from its note.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of small tropical American birds of the family C[oe]rebid[ae], allied to the creepers; -- called also quit. See Quit.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.)).\n

\nMeaning "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.


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.)).


Etymology 1 vb. 1 (label en transitive archaic) To pay (a debt, fine etc.). 2 (label en transitive obsolete) To repay (someone) for (something). 3 (context transitive obsolete English) To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.). 4 (label en reflexive archaic) To conduct or acquit (oneself); to behave (in a specified way). 5 (label en transitive archaic) To carry through; to go through to the end. 6 (label en transitive) To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate. 7 (label en transitive) To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, etc.; to absolve; to acquit. 8 (label en transitive) To abandon, renounce (a thing). 9 (label en transitive) To leave (a place). 10 (label en transitive intransitive) To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.). 11 (label en transitive intransitive) To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun). 12 (label en transitive computing) To close (an application). 13 (en-past of: quit) Etymology 2

n. Any of numerous species of small passerine birds native to tropical Americ

  1. v. put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother" [syn: discontinue, stop, cease, give up, lay off] [ant: continue]

  2. give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal" [syn: leave office, step down, resign] [ant: take office]

  3. go away or leave [syn: depart, take leave] [ant: stay]

  4. turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever" [syn: foreswear, renounce, relinquish]

  5. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up" [syn: drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, chuck up the sponge] [ant: enter]

  6. [also: quitting, quitted]


Quit may refer to:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Quit (band), an American pop-punk group
  • "QUIT", a song by Susumu Hirasawa on the 1990 album The Ghost in Science
  • "Quit", a song by The Waitresses on their album Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
  • Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!)
  • Quitter, the name of several GNU social instances
Quit (band)

Quit is a pop-punk band from Miami, Florida, formed in 1988. Quit was founded by Andre Serafini, Russell Mofsky and Addison Burns. Quit has released one studio album and been on numerous compilations and one DVD compilation. Quit released Earlier Thoughts in 1990 when most of the members were 18 and 19 years old. Quit has played shows with Green Day, Helmet, and Fugazi. Quit has recorded over four full-length albums of material.

Usage examples of "quit".

His wounded antics, ranging from pitiful entreaties to furious ridicule, had forced her to quit her job.

A grave-looking man, of a melancholy and severe aspect, and attired in a loose robe of black velvet, was seated alone in a chamber, the windows of which opened upon the Fountain Court, which we have just quitted.

At the close of the third week Berry laid a pair of letters, bearing the Raynham post-mark, on the breakfast-table, and, after reading one attentively, the baronet asked his son if he was inclined to quit the metropolis.

The nuns had quitted the choir, and Mignon and Barre came to the grating and told them that they had just completed the rite, and that, thanks to their conjurations, the two afflicted ones were now quite free from evil spirits.

Just then the blast of trumpets rang out above them from the bartizan they had just quitted.

He is sure to receive the bastinade, who forsakes his colours or quits his post.

Henri Bouvier had provided for her in ice-filled tubs, Silkie threw her hands up and decided to call it quits.

Hundreds passed near the granite columns, as if they expected to see the Bravo occupying his accustomed stand, in audacious defiance of the proclamation, for so long and so mysteriously had he been permitted to appear in public, that men had difficulty in persuading themselves he would quit his habits so easily.

Ross could afford to quit driving a bulldozer and begin full-time writing.

The practice to which we object is the too common method in Ireland of extorting the last farthing which the tenant is willing to give for land rather than quit it: and the machinery by which such practice is carried into effect is that of the middleman.

Like most folks around here, I done holp him so much already I cant quit now.

With a small advance for the stories and no new income in sight, the Nabokovs decided to quit Menton for a less popular spot.

Heather is currently im mersed in the mad scramble of the second week of classes, and my new hire just quit this morning.

It became a mesne borough by the charter granted by John in 1201, which provided that the town should be a free borough, the burgesses to be free and quit of all tolls, and made William de Briwere overlord.

It was not likely that, having certainly made some bargain with de Berquin, and being moneyless, they had quitted his service so soon.