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no longer burdened with something unpleasant or painful
  • I am finally quit of that terrible task

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1 to give up (a job or office)
  • he decided to quit his job at the fast-food restaurant

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2 to stop doing (something) permanently
  • her doctor told her it was high time she quit smoking

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4 to cause to remain behind
  • he quit the house sometime around nine this morning and hasn't been seen since

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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

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6 to come to an end
  • will this teasing ever quit?

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7 to give what is owed for
  • eager to quit all debts before starting married life

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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

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9 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way
  • I thought the kids quitted themselves quite well at the concert tonight

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stop, cease, quit, discontinue, desist mean to suspend or cause to suspend activity. stop applies to action or progress or to what is operating or progressing and may imply suddenness or definiteness. stopped at the red light cease applies to states, conditions, or existence and may add a suggestion of gradualness and a degree of finality. by nightfall the fighting had ceased quit may stress either finality or abruptness in stopping or ceasing. the engine faltered, sputtered, then quit altogether discontinue applies to the stopping of an accustomed activity or practice. we have discontinued the manufacture of that item desist implies forbearance or restraint as a motive for stopping or ceasing. desisted from further efforts to persuade them

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The first known use of quit was in the 13th century

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“Quit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quit. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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