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