1. [ verb ] put an end to a state or an activity
Synonyms: stop cease discontinue lay_off give_up

"Quit teasing your little brother"

Related terms: continue retire drop leave_off shut_off call_it_a_day pull_the_plug sign_off cheese break stop stop discontinuance cease cessation
2. [ verb ] go away or leave
Synonyms: take_leave depart
Related terms: stay leave walk_out_of decamp plump_out congee peel_of beat_a_retreat loss
3. [ verb ] give up or retire from a position
Synonyms: step_down resign leave_office

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

Related terms: take_office leave retire vacate fall top_out resignation
4. [ verb ] turn away from; give up
Synonyms: renounce relinquish foreswear

"I am foreswearing women forever"

Related terms: abandon disclaim relinquishment
5. [ adjective ] (usually followed by `of') released from something onerous (especially an obligation or duty)
Synonyms: rid

"quit of all further responsibility for their safety" "well rid of him"

Related terms: free
6. [ verb ] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
Synonyms: give_up drop_out throw_in throw_in_the_towel fall_by_the_wayside drop_by_the_wayside chuck_up_the_sponge leave

"In the second round, the challenger gave up"

Related terms: enter quitter
Similar spelling:   quoit