HyperDic: quit

English > 5 senses of the word quit:
VERBstativequit, discontinue, stop, cease, give up, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
socialquit, leave office, step down, resigngive up or retire from a position
motionquit, depart, take leavego away or leave
possessionquit, foreswear, renounce, relinquishturn away from
competitionquit, drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, chuck up the spongegive up in the face of defeat of lacking hope
quit > pronunciation
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English > quit: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningput an end to a state or an activity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey quit moving
Example"Quit teasing your little brother"
Synonymsdiscontinue, stop, cease, give up, lay off
NarrowerbreakGive up
call it quits, call it a daystop doing what one is doing
cheeseUsed in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
drop, knock offstop pursuing or acting
leave offstop using
pull the plugprevent from happening or continuing
retire, withdrawWithdraw from active participation
shut off, close offstem the flow of
sign offCease broadcasting
Oppositecontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishacabar, cesar, dejar, descatalogar, descontinuar, discontinuar, parar, terminar
Catalanaturar, cessar, deixar, descatalogar, discontinuar, finalitzar, parar
English > quit: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningGive up or retire from a position.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsleave office, step down, resign
NarrowerfallLose office or power
retirego into retirement
top outGive up one's career just as one becomes very successful
vacate, resign, renounce, give upLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
Broaderleave, depart, pull up stakesRemove oneself from an association with or participation in
Oppositetake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishdejar, dimitir, renunciar, resignar
English > quit: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaninggo away or leave.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdepart, take leave
Narrowerbeat a retreatdepart hastily
congeedepart after obtaining formal permission
decamp, break campLeave a camp / camp / camp / camp
plump outdepart suddenly
walk out ofLeave, usually as an expression of disapproval
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
OppositestayRemain behind
Spanishescapar, irse, marchar, partir
English > quit: 5 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningturn away from; give up.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsforeswear, renounce, relinquish
Narrowerdisclaimrenounce a legal claim or title to
Broaderabandon, give upGive up with the intent of never / never claiming again
Spanishdespedirse, relinquir, renunciar
English > quit: 5 senses > verb 5, competition
MeaningGive up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdrop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, chuck up the sponge
Oppositeenter, participateBecome a participant
Spanishabandonar, arrojar la toalla, dejar, desistir, rendirse, retirarse, tirar la toalla
Catalanabandonar, deixar, desistir, llençar la tovallola, rendir-se, retirar-se
Nounsquittera person who gives up too easily

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