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quit

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of quit

  1. no longer burdened with something unpleasant or painful <I am finally quit of that terrible task> Synonyms disencumbered, free, shut (of), unburdenedRelated Words delivered, freed, liberated, released; unhampered, unimpededNear Antonyms encumbered, handicapped, hindered, hobbled




quit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quit

  1. 1 to give up (a job or office) <he decided to quit his job at the fast-food restaurant> Synonyms bag, chuck, leave, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), step down (from) Related Words abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw up Phrases give notice Near Antonyms hire (out or on) Antonyms stay (at)

  2. 2 to stop doing (something) permanently <her doctor told her it was high time she quit smoking> Synonyms abandon, discontinue, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in) Related Words break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap up Phrases hang it up, have done (with) Near Antonyms go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, start Antonyms carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain

  3. 3 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <quit pestering your coworkers with pointless questions> Synonyms break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), stop, shut offRelated Words complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  4. 4 to cause to remain behind <he quit the house sometime around nine this morning and hasn't been seen since> Synonyms abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, leave, strandRelated Words discard, ditch, dump, fling, jettison, junk, scrap, shed, shuck (off), throw away, throw out; deliver, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield; escape, retreat (from), take off (from), vacate, withdraw (from); abjure, cut off, disown, reject, renounce, repudiate, separate (from); sacrifice; distance; disregard, forget, ignore, neglectNear Antonyms harbor, have, hold, keep, own, possess, reserve, retain, withhold; redeem, rescue, saveAntonyms reclaim

  5. 5 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <tried to persuade his daughter to remain at home, but eventually he just quit and let her go out on her own> Synonyms blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, yield, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  6. 6 to come to an end <will this teasing ever quit?> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, cease, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist

  7. 7 to give what is owed for <eager to quit all debts before starting married life> Synonyms ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, pay, recompense, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms repudiate

  8. 8 to leave a place often for another <we plan to quit the amusement park around seven tonight and then head to the diner for some food> Synonyms bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, go, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk outRelated Words set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [chiefly British], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdrawNear Antonyms abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reachAntonyms arrive, come, show up, turn up

  9. 9 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way <I thought the kids quitted themselves quite well at the concert tonight> Synonyms acquit, bear, carry, comport, conduct, demean, deport, behaveRelated Words check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct




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