Pronunciation: (kwit),[key] —v.,quit or quit•ted, quit•ting, —adj.
—v.t. 1. to stop, cease, or discontinue: She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house. 2. to depart from; leave (a place or person): They quit the city for the seashore every summer. 3. to give up or resign; let go; relinquish: He quit his claim to the throne. She quit her job. 4. to release one's hold of (something grasped).
5. to acquit or conduct (oneself).
6. to free or rid (oneself): to quit oneself of doubts.
7. to clear (a debt); repay.
—v.i. 1. to cease from doing something; stop.
2. to give up or resign one's job or position: He keeps threatening to quit. 3. to depart or leave.
4. to stop trying, struggling, or the like; accept or acknowledge defeat.
—adj. released from obligation, penalty, etc.; free, clear, or rid (usually fol. by of): quit of all further responsibilities.
Pronunciation: (kwit),[key] —n. any of various small tropical birds.