quit

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. satisfy, requite; resign, abandon, relinquish, leave; cease, stop, desist. See payment, relinquishment, discontinuance, acquittal, resignation.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To cease]
Syn. stop, discontinue, leave off, desist, give up, halt, end, knock off*, lay off*, pack it in*; see also stop 2 .
2. [To resign]
Syn. leave, stop work, walk out, give notice, change jobs, step down, drop out*; see also resign 2 .
See Synonym Study at abandon , stop .
3. [To leave]
Syn. go away from, depart, vacate; see leave 1 .
4. [To abandon]
Syn. give up, relinquish, renounce; see abandon 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. stop give up, discontinue, break off, end, *call it a day, cease, desist, *knock off, *halt, *pack in, *hang it up, give notice.
2. leave depart, abandon, withdraw, *cut out, take off, relinquish, surrender, bow out, walk out on, drop, leave flat, forsake, resign from.
ANT.: 1. start, begin, commence. 2. take up, remain, maintain, sustain
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move or proceed away from a place: depart, exit, get away, get off, go, go away, leave1, pull out, retire, run (along), withdraw. Informal: cut out, push off, shove off. Slang: blow1, split, take off. Idioms: hit the road, take leave. See APPROACH. 2. To relinquish one's engagement in or occupation with: demit, leave1, resign, terminate. See CONTINUE. 3. To give up or leave without intending to return or claim again: abandon, desert3, forsake, leave1, throw over. Idioms: run out on, walk out on. See KEEP. 4. To cease trying to accomplish or continue: abandon, break off, desist, discontinue, give up, leave off, relinquish, remit, stop. Informal: swear off. Slang: lay off. Idioms: call it a day, call it quits, hang up one's fiddle, have done with, throw in the towel. See CONTINUE. 5. To come to a cessation: arrest, belay, cease, check, discontinue, halt1, leave off, stall1, stop, surcease. Idiom: come to a halt (or standstill or stop). See CONTINUE. 6. To conduct oneself in a specified way: acquit, act, bear, behave, carry, comport, demean1, deport, do. See BE. II adjective Owing or being owed nothing: even1, quits, square. See PAY.

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  • Quit — (kw[i^]t), a. [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See {Quit}, v., {Quiet}.] Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The owner of the ox shall be quit. Ex. xxi. 28. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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