Adjective "quit" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Leave (a place), usually permanently.
  1. 'A pensioner who has lived in Bolton all her life has quit the town vowing never to return after being plagued by thieves.'
  2. 'Industry has quit our city centres, the air in them is cleaner and high-density urban living is officially good again.'
  3. 'The villagers told them to quit the place immediately.'
  4. 'The same month, a beauty salon owner quit the street after 13 years, saying she no longer felt safe.'
  5. 'The High Court ordered that the gypsies must quit the site and that order was stayed to allow the planning process to be used to agree or deny use of this piece of farmland for development.'
  6. 'Several industrial estate businesses have threatened to quit the town if the site goes ahead.'
  7. 'A firm employing 50 workers in Witham is quitting the town.'
  8. 'Stores and offices are already quitting the area where widescale demolition is due to take place to make way for the planned shopping scheme.'
  9. 'It is the latest in a line of small independent traders to quit the town.'
  10. 'Since the town council announced they would be quitting the civic centre, fears have been growing that the City Council will sell the building.'
  11. 'the landlord issued a notice to quit'
  12. 'His housing troubles began when he came back from a holiday towards the end of 2001 and saw a notice to quit.'
  13. 'By ignoring notices to quit and continuing to create noise nuisance they also showed they could not give a fig for the sensitivities of the permanent population.'
  14. 'The next day tenants received notices to quit from an agent they believed represented the owner.'
  15. 'Several years later the plaintiff gave the defendant notice to quit under the lease agreement.'
  16. 'The council has decided to serve notice to quit on the 46 council house tenants on Toppings Estate who have refused to accept a rent increase.'
  17. 'The wife had left the defendant and had given the housing authority notice to quit in accordance with the tenancy agreement.'
  18. 'A landlord can normally serve a proper notice to quit, but can he do so for the sole reason that the tenant testified against him in a road accident case?'
  19. 'But the landowner has given a statutory notice to quit - ending a 20 year lease with the former landowner.'
  20. 'The House of Lords held that this was a valid notice to quit which brought the periodic tenancy to an end, and the council was entitled to recover possession of the flat and evict the other joint tenant.'
  21. '‘We have given notices to quit to five households, some of which have children, and they have four weeks to leave,’ she said'
  22. no object 'he quit as manager of the struggling Third Division team'
  23. 'For most workers, quitting a job to take up a better offer doesn't generally require a public explanation.'
  24. 'In the past, such altruistic new boys have often made little contribution in Parliament and have usually quit after a couple of terms.'
  25. 'The father-of-three had set himself up in business as a first aid trainer after quitting his job as a college lecturer.'
  26. 'That same week she found an apartment in Erie, quit her job, packed her things and moved to Pennsylvania.'
  27. 'As a result of the settlement many former strikers took early retirement or quit their jobs.'
  28. 'He quit his job, packed up his possessions, bought a racing bike and moved out West.'
  29. 'Shortly after their marriage, Billy came home and told her that he was quitting his job.'
  30. 'A single mum is quitting her job and going back on benefits so she can afford to raise her two-year-old son.'
  31. 'All three quit of their own volition, which probably eased the transition.'
  32. 'quit moaning!'
  33. 'I quit dancing three years ago because my ‘friends’ made fun of me during ballet class.'
  34. 'Dan has been living on the street for ten months now, after he quit a rehabilitation project for ex-prisoners.'
  35. 'Many of the individuals who took out loans defaulted on them or quit their projects.'
  36. 'But the second sister made the greatest personal sacrifice for the family, for she quit her studies to make money in order that her siblings can study.'
  37. 'Since he quit Labour in 1997 he has been working in public relations and will take a significant cut in income to take up the new job.'
  38. 'Many people who stopped smoking didn't quit the first time, but they didn't stop trying.'
  39. 'Sylvia had a hard life, but never quit speaking out about what she believed, and she'll be sorely missed.'
  40. 'If you're still trying to quit the hard way - whether it's cold turkey, or with gum, patches or inhalers - maybe it's time to try something new.'
  41. 'And he used to say, if you find yourself in a ditch, quit digging.'
  42. 'She quit her teaching assignment in a school to become a professional singer.'
Behave in a specified way.


    Rid of.


      Used in names of various small songbirds found in the Caribbean area, e.g. bananaquit, grassquit.
      1. 'The Grassquit resides in small flocks and likes to use empty bananaquit nests for roosting at night.'


      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 cle

      More examples(as adjective)

      "people can be quit with protests."

      "people can be quit of people."

      "people/places/organizations can be quit."

      "rates can be quit."

      "politicses can be quit."

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      (quit)Mid 19th century: probably imitative.


      quit hold of