quit Definition

  • 1to stop doing something or leave a job or place
  • 2to give up or resign oneself to something

Using quit: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "quit" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I quit my job last week.

  • Example

    She decided to quit smoking.

  • Example

    He quit the game after losing three times in a row.

  • Example

    We should never quit learning.

quit Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for quit

Phrases with quit

  • quit while you're ahead

    to stop doing something while one is still successful or before one loses any progress or advantage


    I think it's time to quit while we're ahead and not risk losing everything we've gained.

  • to abruptly stop doing something, especially a habit like smoking or drinking, without gradually reducing the frequency or amount


    After years of smoking, he decided to quit cold turkey and hasn't smoked since.

  • to stop complaining or whining about something


    I wish he would quit his bellyaching and just get on with the work.

Origins of quit

from Old English 'cwittan', meaning 'to acquit, pay off'


Summary: quit in Brief

The verb 'quit' [kwɪt] means to stop doing something or leave a job or place. It can also mean to give up or resign oneself to something. Examples include 'I quit my job last week' and 'She decided to quit smoking.' Phrases like 'quit while you're ahead' suggest stopping while successful, while 'quit cold turkey' implies abruptly stopping a habit.

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