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QUIT (quitted, quitting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quit mean? 

QUIT (verb)
  The verb QUIT has 5 senses:

1. put an end to a state or an activity
2. give up or retire from a position
3. go away or leave
4. turn away from; give up
5. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

  Familiarity information: QUIT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUIT (verb)


Sense 1quit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put an end to a state or an activity

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

quit; lay off; discontinue; cease; stop; give up

Context example:

Quit teasing your little brother

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quit"):

call it a day; call it quits (stop doing what one is doing)

cheese (used in the imperative (get away, or stop it))

close off; shut off (stem the flow of)

pull the plug (prevent from happening or continuing)

retire; withdraw (withdraw from active participation)

sign off (cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations)

leave off (stop using)

drop; knock off (stop pursuing or acting)

break (give up)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Sentence example:

They quit moving


Sense 2quit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give up or retire from a position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

leave office; step down; quit; resign

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "quit" is one way to...):

depart; leave; pull up stakes (remove oneself from an association with or participation in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quit"):

fall (lose office or power)

top out (give up one's career just as one becomes very successful)

retire (go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position)

give up; renounce; resign; vacate (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3quit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go away or leave

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take leave; quit; depart

Hypernyms (to "quit" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quit"):

walk out of (leave, usually as an expression of disapproval)

congee (depart after obtaining formal permission)

beat a retreat (depart hastily)

plump out (depart suddenly)

break camp; decamp (leave a camp)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4quit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn away from; give up

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

foreswear; renounce; relinquish; quit

Context example:

I am foreswearing women forever

Hypernyms (to "quit" is one way to...):

abandon; give up (give up with the intent of never claiming again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quit"):

disclaim (renounce a legal claim or title to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5quit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

chuck up the sponge; drop by the wayside; drop out; fall by the wayside; throw in the towel; throw in; give up; quit

Context example:

In the second round, the challenger gave up

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


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