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Quit appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Vexed funky camp juggler quit show biz. (32 letters)
  • Boxers had zap of gay jock love, quit women. (Each consonant used only once; 34 letters)
  • "Quit beer," vows dizzy, puking, Michael J. Fox. (34 letters)
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The word QUIT can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Quit is sometimes a misspelling of quite.

The word quit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb quit

What does quit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishquittedquittedquittingquits

  1. put an end to a state or an activity
  2. give up or retire from a position
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]He resigned
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source]I resigned my position
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source, not sentential clause]I resigned from the military

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): abdicate, depart, leave, renounce, resign, retire, vacate, withdraw.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of quit: leave office / resign / step down
    • more generic terms: depart / leave / pull up stakes = remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    • more specific terms:
  3. go away or leave
  4. turn away from; give up
  5. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

Alternative definition of the verb quit


  1. [transitive, archaic] To pay (a debt, fine etc.).
  2. [transitive, obsolete] To repay (someone) for (something).
  3. [transitive, obsolete] To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).
  4. [reflexive, archaic] To conduct oneself, acquit oneself, to behave (in a specified way).
  5. [transitive] To abandon, renounce (a thing).
  6. [transitive] To leave (a place).
  7. [transitive, intransitive] To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).
  8. [transitive, intransitive] To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).
  9. [transitive, computing] To close (an application).
  10. past of quit


"Quit" is a 2010 romance film directed by Dick Rude.


  1. "Quit" is a musical album of Courtney Fairchild.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Quit" is a composition.


Quit is a musical group.

  • also known as Qult
  • album: "Revolution"

Phrases with Quit

  1. Quit Claim Deed
  2. Hit It And Quit It
  3. to quit
  4. banana quit

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Quit

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Google previewThe Semantics of English Aspectual Complementation (2012)

by A.F. Freed

quit is a performative and not an aspectualizer. In it the action is considered to take place by virtue of the sentence's being uttered. (11) The Russians threatened to quit if the referee didn't call more penalties for the ...

Google previewEliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport (2013)

A Crisis of Complacency by Ian Ronald Johnston, Carlyn Muir, Eric William Howard

For a smoker, an economic incentive to quit is an increase in the tax on tobacco, a social incentive is the increasingly widespread ban on smoking in public places , while a moral incentive is the praise received from peers for refraining from ...

Google previewVirtual Futures (2005)

Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism by Joan Broadhurst Dixon, Eric Cassidy

Speed is a drug, and the desire to get quit is the Chronic illness which riddles humanity alone. Following Sun Tzu, those who move fastest live longest. If speed is the essence of war, and technology is the enemy, then we are already dead.

Google previewSeven Disciplines of A Leader (2014)

by Jeff Wolf

The main reason people quit is the manager's behavior. A quality leader is the key factor in attracting and retaining top talent. There is no shortage of good employees today; however, there is a shortage of inspirational leaders and inspiring ...

Google previewDare to Be Square Quilting (2010)

A Block-by-Block Guide to Making Patchwork and Quilts by Boo Davis

cinch to personalize with your own palettes and fabric You can further break the mold by using project tips on customization and resong Because of ther square and rectange compositions, every quit is a simple to stoch, straight-seam dream.

Google previewA Popular Law-Dictionary, familiarly explaining the terms and nature of English Law, etc (1838)

by Thomas Edlyne TOMLINS

Where a tenant, by lease, continues to hold after the expiration of it, as tenant at will, and assigns to another, the tenancy of the assignee shall be held to commence at the day on which it commenced under the lease; and a notice to quit on that ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1890)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

Notice to Quit. — The commonest method of terminating the tenancy is by notice to quit given in the manner usually provided by statute, and for default in the payment of rent or some other covenant of the lease.3 Where the lease provides that ...

Google previewAmerican English Encyclopaedia Law (1888)

No notice to quit is required in case of a tenant at will.1 Where an action is brought under the provisions of the statute to recover the possession of premises held by two co-tenants as tenants at will of the plaintiff, it is sufficient if a notice to quit ...

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Usage statistics about quit

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Quotes about Quit

I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore. (Don DeLillo)
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Scrabble value of Q10U1I1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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