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Definition 1: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat - [verb of competition]

Samples where quit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In the second round, the challenger gave up

Synonyms for quit in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: go away or leave - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for quit in the sense of this definition

(quit is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of quit ) leave, usually as an expression of disapproval

(... is a kind of quit ) depart after obtaining formal permission

"He has congeed with the King"

(... is a kind of quit ) depart hastily

(... is a kind of quit ) depart suddenly

"He plumped out of the house"

(... is a kind of quit ) leave a camp

"The hikers decamped before dawn"

Definition 3: turn away from; give up - [verb of possession]

Samples where quit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am foreswearing women forever

Synonyms for quit in the sense of this definition

(quit is a kind of ...) give up with the intent of never claiming again

"Abandon your life to God" "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti" "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

(... is a kind of quit ) renounce a legal claim or title to

Samples where quit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
  • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

Synonyms for quit in the sense of this definition

(quit is a kind of ...) remove oneself from an association with or participation in

"She wants to leave" "The teenager left home" "She left her position with the Red Cross" "He left the Senate after two terms" "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

(... is a kind of quit ) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

(... is a kind of quit ) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

"He retired at age 68"

(... is a kind of quit ) give up one's career just as one becomes very successful

"The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out"

(... is a kind of quit ) lose office or power

"The government fell overnight" "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"

Definition 5: put an end to a state or an activity - [verb of stative]

Samples where quit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Quit teasing your little brother

Synonyms for quit in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of quit ) stop pursuing or acting

"drop a lawsuit" "knock it off!"

(... is a kind of quit ) stop using

"leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"

(... is a kind of quit ) cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations

(... is a kind of quit ) withdraw from active participation

"He retired from chess"

(... is a kind of quit ) prevent from happening or continuing

"The government pulled the plug on spending"

(... is a kind of quit ) stem the flow of

"shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"

(... is a kind of quit ) used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)

"Cheese it!"

(... is a kind of quit ) stop doing what one is doing

"At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"

(... is a kind of quit ) give up

"break cigarette smoking"

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